Teenager Gets Shot While Trying to Sell His PlayStation 5

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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.

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