Gamers Are Livid When A PS5 Scalper Gloats About Ordering 2,000 Of The Hard To Get Consoles

Gamers Angry About PS5 Scalper Bragging About Ordering 2000 Consoles

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Not a week has gone by since the launch of the Playstation 5 (PS5) that there hasn’t been some sort of announcement that either (a) retailers are completely sold out of the console, or (b) retailers are about to stock more of the video game system.

Gamers have been going to absurd lengths in an effort to try and purchase one of the PS5 consoles.

For example, one Space Force airman was demoted a rank for missing training because he was trying to buy one.

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As a result, the resale market for PS5 consoles has become out of control with prices reaching astronomical heights and scalpers using bots to buy up large lots of the popular gaming system.

On Monday, UK retailer GAME released new stock of the PS5, and as has been the case since its launch, the pricey consoles sold out almost immediately.

Unfortunately, one scalper group that goes by the name of Carnage, gloated on Twitter about placing an order for 2,000 of the consoles.

As one would expect, this bit of bragging caused gamers who have been fruitlessly trying to score a PS5 to become rightfully incensed.

Carnage, which proudly boasts it is “the first UK/EU dedicated toy and miscellaneous collectibles bot,” has since made their Twitter account private.

This isn’t the first time this has happened either.

When asked about Carnage’s attempt to buy 2,000 PS5 consoles, GAME said in a statement, “PS5 continues to be in very high demand and that demand far outweighs current supply. We have strong measures in place to help ensure that our ‘1 per customer’ statement is maintained to allow for as many individual customers to successfully purchase as possible.

“All pre-orders are subject to automatic checks and order updates such as cancellations following these checks take place after a customer will have received a valid order confirmation email. At the present time these orders are still pre-orders and as such no payments have yet been taken from customers. Payments will commence once our order checks have been completed.”

Nowhere in there, however, does it specifically say scalpers like Carnage are guaranteed to not find some kind of loophole to exploit their system, so… good luck.

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