Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been heavily sought after since its launch in 2020. The console has been notoriously difficult to find, and availability is still not plentiful years after release. 

Many fans have expressed their grievances about the limited supply and difficulties associated with obtaining a PlayStation 5. However, it looks like things are finally about to get better for Sony’s latest console. According to Netacea, scalper bots are finally losing interest in the PlayStation 5 console

PlayStation 5

The website has published the top 5 most popular products targetted by scalper bots, and the PlayStation 5 has not made the top 3 items for the first time in two years. The list of products can be seen below.

  • Adidas Yeezy Slide Bone 
  • Nike Dunk Low Panda
  • Panini Donruss Optic Football Trading Cards
  • PlayStation 5
  • Jordan 1 Retro Low OG UNC

Back in 2020, scalper bots immediately swept up thousands of consoles. Many retailers attempted to combat the situation, but scalpers continued to prevail, and fans could not obtain the new consoles. 

While companies like Microsoft allegedly paid for chip priority to deal with the situation, Sony found itself in a tough spot. The PlayStation 5 console saw incredible demand from day one, but supply problems and scalping have kept it from reaching its true potential.

The PlayStation 5 has sold over 2 million consoles in Japan. While this number appears impressive, it falls behind PlayStation 4 sales in the same period

However, things could be changing for the console soon. Big titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Final Fantasy 16 are set to release in 2023, and PlayStation 5 has also seen increasing supply. New revisions have been made to the console, making it easier to produce larger quantities for the coming year.


While scalpers and supply shortages have kept many fans away, Sony has noted that supply has drastically improved in the last few months. 

With better supply than before and an exciting list of titles for 2023, the future looks bright for the PlayStation 5. It seems like scalpers are finally starting to move away from the gaming industry, and exciting times are coming very soon. 

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Avinash Jaisrani
[News Reporter] Avinash is currently pursuing a Business degree in Australia. For more than three years, he has been working as a gaming journalist, utilizing his writing skills and love for gaming to report on the latest updates in the industry. Avinash loves to play action games like Devil May Cry and has also been mentioned on highly regarded websites, such as IGN, GamesRadar, GameRant, Dualshockers, CBR, and Gamespot.