Microsoft tries to stop scalping for the new Xbox Series X/S

Vlad Turiceanu
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  • Microsoft has announced a new Console Purchase Pilot that is now available Xbox Insiders.
  • A small number of Xbox Insiders can now reserve and purchase the latest Xbox consoles.
  • Microsoft has initiated this process in order to combat the worldwide scalping phenomenon.
  • The shortage of consoles makes it very hard for buyers to get their hands on consoles.
Xbox Console Purchase Pilot

Its safe to say that we all remember how rowdy the days when new releases hit the market can get, especially if we are talking about anything that has to do with the gaming industry.

Not to mention the hassle and money spent just to get if from someone who bought 10 consoles first day and is now reselling them for more than they originally cost, just to make a profit.

It’s understandable that everyone wants to get their hands on the latest consoles and such a trial can really tests someone’s patience.

Microsoft Insiders can reserve Xbox Series X/S

In order to actually give more people the chance to get their favorite consoles right from the start, Microsoft pulls a trick out their sleeve. The Console Purchase Pilot could be the ray of sunshine that many were waiting for.

This will come in handy for buyers, as they will no longer have to fight scalpers for a chance to own such a device.

The scalping phenomenon, which applies to other products as well, has created such a high demand that buyers spent even £800 on a brand new console.

If we think about it, that’s double the recommended retail price for an Xbox Series X/S.

Because this issue has taken such large proportions, certain governments, among which UK government, are now making a stand and trying to ban this practice from legality.

A good initiative, many say, seeing how scalping alone can deplete an entire stock of new consoles very fast and diminish their availability, due to outrageous prices.

What is your stance on this entire situation and how much would you be willing to spend on an Xbox Series X/S? Tell us in the comments section bellow.

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