Although PC gamers have dealt with speculation, lack of GPUs and generally expensive hardware for years, console gamers are no better off. PS5 and Xbox Series X are constantly being bought by bots and sold wholesale at twice the price, if not much higher. US retailers have tried to solve this problem with CAPTCHA, queues, and purchase restrictions, but some Japanese companies are getting more creative.
These strategies are certainly interesting, but it is hard to say how effective they are. They will fight the scalpel. They are very smart and will surely find a way around this dilemma, or maybe just ignore it if their results don't hurt that much. p>
However, Nojima Denkin's solution seems more practical. As far as we can tell, the theory is that the scalpel might have trouble selling a device at such a high price if its name is attached to it. p>
Perhaps the buyer be careful not to think that the device was stolen. Press to return or refund, or maybe they just prefer a clean box. Of course, since this rule applies to everyone, and not just speculators, the second group is still not satisfied with the direct purchase of Nojima Denkin.
Finally, this is a complex issue, but these cases companies deserve credit here because they think outside the box (literally). Online queues obviously don't work, because bots can easily bypass them, and legitimate customers are constantly being fired behind the line. Solving a CAPTCHA isn't out of the question for complex apps either, so some retailers seem to feel they have no choice but to try something new. p>
Japanese retailers ban PS5 scalpel names by writing on product packaging