Christmas has come and gone, but the latest game consoles and high-end game GPUs are still sold out at retailers and sell for big prizes on eBay.
While aftermarket prices for Sony (SNE) – Get report PlayStation 5 and Microsoft (MSFT) – Get report Xbox Series X has fallen from the peaks they reached after the consoles were sold in November, they are still comfortably above the list prices.
The standard PS5, which has a $ 499 MSRP, still sells for more than $ 800 on eBay (EBAY) ̵
The Xbox Series X sells for around $ 700 on eBay. It represents a decent premium on the console’s $ 499 MSRP, albeit less than one commanded by the PS5, which from all indications has seen (with the help of a arguably superior slate with exclusive launch titles) stronger interest from gamers.
Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S, which lacks an optical drive and has a less powerful GPU than the Series X, sells for $ 350 to $ 400. It represents a moderate premium on the Series S ‘$ 299 MSRP.
Nvidia’s (NVDA) – Get report RTX 30 Series gaming GPUs also remain hot after the launches in September and October. The state-of-the-art GeForce RTX 3090 often changes hands for around $ 2000, well above the $ 1499 MSRP, as you can see below.
The RTX 3080, which has a $ 699 MSRP, typically sells for around $ 1200 to $ 1,300. And although Nvidia delayed its launch by two weeks in October in an effort to prevent major shortcomings, the RTX 3070 still sells today for $ 750 to $ 800, well over $ 499 MSRP.
The story is the same for AMDs (AMD) – Get report RX 6000 gaming GPU line, which was launched in November and early December. The flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT usually sells for $ 350 to $ 400 over $ 999 MSRP; The RX 6800 XT sells for $ 400 to $ 500 over $ 649 MSRP; and the standard RX 6800 sells for $ 200 to $ 300 over $ 579 MSRP.
Although such shortcomings and aftermarket premiums for high-end gaming hardware are unlikely to last throughout 2021, it looks like they will remain in place early in the year, as chips and hardware vendors handle both offerings. chain restrictions and huge demand from consumers who spend more time at home than ever because of COVID.
Sony and Microsoft have both warned that they expect a shortage of their latest consoles to last in early 2021. In November, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart predicted that a shortage of Xbox Series X and S would last until Microsoft’s quarter in June 2021.
Similarly, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang predicted in October that a shortage of RTX 3080/3090 graphics cards would last until 2021. And in late November, AMD reportedly predicted that it would take 4 to 8 weeks for RX 6800 series prices to fall to their MSRP. .
Given the current balance of supply and demand for both AMD and Nvidia’s most powerful gaming GPUs, gamers in the market for an RX 6800 series card should probably not hold their breath and wait for a quick return to MSRPs.
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