PS5, Xbox Sequence X, and GPU road costs are nonetheless by the roof

Sony, Microsoft, Nvidia and AMD say they’re doing every little thing of their energy to place a console or graphics card in your palms. However judging by eBay resale costs, their finest gained’t be almost ok this vacation season. One 12 months after the following technology of gaming was presupposed to arrive (narrator: it didn’t) persons are nonetheless forking out lots of of {dollars} over MSRP for a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Sequence X, and they usually’re usually nonetheless paying double what a brand new PC graphics card was initially presupposed to value.

Keep in mind March 2020, after I instructed you ways the 2 graphics playing cards within the photograph above had been price a mixed $2,570 on the open market? That was a surprising leap in comparison with the $1,660 whole they might fetch in December 2020, already effectively above their $1,078 MSRP. However eight months later, that very same photograph now comprises $2,605 price of GPUs on the secondhand market. They haven’t dipped one bit.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X, too, are fetching greater costs this week than they did in March 2020 — should you take the scalper route, you possibly can count on to pay over $800 on common for what ought to have been a $500 sport console.

These are the important thing findings from our newest dive into eBay gross sales information, however right here’s the entire set so that you can scan your self. It consists of the newest road costs for each console and graphics card launched this technology, after filtering out numerous fakes, bundles, freak outliers (one AMD RX 6800 allegedly offered for $8,260) and different eBay listings that muddied the info.

GPU, PS5, Xbox road costs: November 2021

MerchandiseListing worthRoad worth (Nov ’21)Road worth (Mar ’21)Road worth (Dec ’20)Present worth
MerchandiseListing worthRoad worth (Nov ’21)Road worth (Mar ’21)Road worth (Dec ’20)Present worth
PS5 (disc)$499$870$833$1,0241.74x
PS5 (digital)$399$806$754$9902.02x
Xbox Sequence X$499$856$805$8351.72x
Xbox Sequence S$299$346$432$4711.16x
Nvidia RTX 3090$1,499$2,947$2,985$2,0761.97x
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti$1,199$1,941N/AN/A1.62x
Nvidia RTX 3080$699$1,773$2,160$1,2272.54x
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti$599$1,208N/AN/A2.02x
Nvidia RTX 3070$499$1,210$1,239$8192.42x
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti$399$979$1,226$6752.45x
Nvidia RTX 3060$329$749$828N/A2.28x
AMD RX 6900 XT$999$1,577$1,841Didn’t test1.58x
AMD RX 6800 XT$649$1,341$1,555$1,2322.07x
AMD RX 6800$579$1,395$1,331$8412.41x
AMD RX 6700 XT$479$955$1,169N/A1.99x
AMD RX 6600 XT$379$683N/AN/A1.8x
AMD RX 6600$329$592N/AN/A1.8x

A “present worth” of 1.74x means the PS5 is at present price 1.74 instances its MSRP, on common.

As you possibly can see from the chart, a PS5 is not price $1,000 prefer it was again in December 2020, however the discless PS5 Digital Version can nonetheless fetch twice its asking worth on eBay, and even the Xbox Sequence X seems to be barely extra fascinating than earlier than. The one shiny spot is the cheaper Xbox Sequence S, which has lastly come right down to a mere $50 or so over its authentic checklist worth of $300.

There are a couple of shocking findings on the GPU aspect of issues, like how the RTX 3070 is at present fetching greater than the 3070 Ti, regardless of being rather less highly effective for video games. (Maybe folks favor the 3070’s decreased energy consumption, smaller body, and — in some circumstances — lack of cryptocurrency mining nerfs.) It’s additionally outstanding how a lot much less the 3060 Ti fetches now, regardless of being pretty near a 3070 in efficiency and effectively regarded for each gaming and mining from what I’ve heard.

Then once more, the 3060 Ti Founders Version is in higher demand than ever — the $400 card is now flattening $1,447 on common, although I didn’t break it out within the chart. It’s among the best picks on the market for smaller circumstances, so I’m not wholly stunned.

Uncooked road costs don’t inform the entire story, although. Like in March, I additionally compiled a chart of what number of consoles and parts modified palms on eBay this previous week, and it’s intriguing: Lower than half as many Sony PS5s are transferring, however now nearly twice as many Nvidia graphics playing cards.

What number of PS5s, Xboxes, GPUs modified palms in per week?

MerchandiseMar 2021Dec 2020
MerchandiseMar 2021Dec 2020
PS5 (disc)1,8983,651
PS5 (digital)4221,633
Xbox Sequence X5181,518
Xbox Sequence S199960
Nvidia RTX 3090428372
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti465N/A
Nvidia RTX 3080556384
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti341N/A
Nvidia RTX 3070673505
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti750141
Nvidia RTX 3060639782
AMD RX 6900 XT63106
AMD RX 6800 XT91107
AMD RX 68002883
AMD RX 6700 XT16598
AMD RX 6600 XT204N/A
AMD RX 6600112N/A

Decrease secondhand gross sales numbers for consoles don’t essentially imply weaker provide — in truth, it might simply imply the other. Maybe extra persons are getting satisfaction outdoors of eBay, by no means needing a scalper, as a result of the likes of Sony and Microsoft are letting extra folks purchase these consoles at retail as a substitute. However on the GPU aspect of issues, we will additionally nonetheless see how treasured few AMD graphics playing cards are altering palms in comparison with Nvidia, with the unique wonderful Radeon RX 6800 barely a blip.

Sadly, there is no finish in sight for the good GPU scarcity, so that you shouldn’t count on costs to cool down anytime quickly. Each Nvidia and AMD count on it to linger for many of 2022, and Intel prompt final month that it seemingly gained’t be resolved till 2023. The chip scarcity is an advanced drawback, and it takes time to spin up extra factories to fulfill demand.

Over the previous 12 months, utilizing a really specific set of abilities I’ve acquired over a protracted profession as a dealhunter, I managed to snap up a $499 PS5 and a $399 Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Founder’s Version at MSRP. They’re price roughly $2,317 at present, not that I plan to promote. Right here’s hoping subsequent check-in, these costs could have gone means down.