Shoppers are currently paying through the nose to secure Xbox One and PS4 consoles on eBay.
PS4 consoles are typically attracting closing bids of £500 and above, while Xbox One is finishing a little higher at around the £530 mark. So Xbox One is generally selling for more than PS4, but the mark-up on Sony’s machine is higher considering its lower UK RRP.
On the higher end of the scale limited edition white Xbox Ones are attracting bids close to £700 and Buy It Now Xbox One bundles priced up to £900 have been successfully selling.
Excluding the one bizarrely priced PS4 that currently has a bid of £2,500, Sony’s machine had until recently been selling at prices of over £1,000, with some auctions closing at anything up to £700.
Sony told MCV yesterday that it hopes to get a “substantial” number of PS4 units into the UK soon. There’s been no update from Microsoft regarding stock, although both Xbox One and PS4 remain out of stock online at GAME, Amazon, ShopTo, Simply Games, Tesco and Asda.