The console remains hard-to-find
You list something for sale. You sell it. That’s how sales should go, but things turned much more tragic for a 19-year-old when he tried to sell his PlayStation 5.
As ABC13 reported over the weekend, the young man from Harris County, Texas listed the console for sale. A supposedly-interested buyer saw the ad and contacted the seller, and they met at 1:30pm on Saturday.
Unfortunately for the seller, the “buyer” pulled out a firearm when they met. The seller ended up with a bullet to his side, and the suspect fled without the PlayStation 5.
The good news is the seller is expected to survive. He was in stable condition with “non-life-threatening injuries.” Authorities have not yet released a description of the suspect.
It’s been extremely difficult to pick up a PlayStation 5. That likely won’t change for some time due to the ongoing chip shortage, itself a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Don’t expect things to return to normal anytime soon, however. Some reports estimate the chip shortage could continue well into 2022 and maybe even into 2023.
PlayStation 5 supply isn’t the only thing affected. The chip shortage has also affected supplies of products like the Xbox Series X, smartphones, cars, and others.
When he’s not writing up news, Williams is taking a walk around the neighborhood with his wife and his dog. Either that, or drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Or both.