PlayStation 5 scalpers use bots to hunt down scarce consoles amid Christmas shopping frenzy and Covid lockdowns

//PlayStation 5 scalpers use bots to hunt down scarce consoles amid Christmas shopping frenzy and Covid lockdowns

PlayStation 5 scalpers use bots to hunt down scarce consoles amid Christmas shopping frenzy and Covid lockdowns

Sony Corp. has created one of the hottest gadgets of the year in the PlayStation 5, but its launch has been marred by scalpers who are buying up scarce supplies and threatening the long-term health of the company’s most important product.Scalpers, who buy devices at retail and then resell at a higher price, have long been a challenge in the games business. But the problem is particularly acute this year because the coronavirus has squeezed production and pushed more console sales online – where…

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By | 2020-12-17T01:50:00+00:00 December 17th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on PlayStation 5 scalpers use bots to hunt down scarce consoles amid Christmas shopping frenzy and Covid lockdowns