The PlayStation 5 (PS5) was officially launched in Singapore today (Thursday, Nov. 19).
And like all popular items sold in Singapore, scalpers have already flocked to Carousell on Day 1 to resell the highly-anticipated gaming console at extremely marked-up prices.
This isn't too surprising, though, given that this already occurred two months ago in September, when the pre-orders of the PS5 were first made available.
Marked up by hundreds of dollars on Carousell
The new PS5 comes in two editions: the PS5 Digital Edition, and the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive, with recommended retail prices of S$599 and S$729 respectively.
On Nov. 19, the day of the PS5 launch in Singapore, a number of Carousell sellers have already started to try and sell the console at highly-inflated prices.
Most of the PS5 with disc drives are selling for around S$1,200, although one seller has indicated a price of S$1,500 — more than double the recommended retail price of S$729.
Relatively lower markups
The lowest markup that we saw was a digital version being sold for S$799, a S$200 markup from the recommended retail price of S$599.
And one of the cheaper disc drive PS5s available? S$1,100, a $371 markup.
It seems that this seller might have a reason he's selling it at a less-inflated price than other sellers...
Mismatch between buyers and sellers
Unfortunately for some hopeful buyers who have taken to Carousell, there appears to be a discrepancy between their asking prices and what sellers are hoping for.
On the bright side, if anyone is looking for a PlayStation 4...
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Top photos screenshot from Carousell.