Sony, Microsoft, Nvidia and AMD say they’re doing all the pieces of their energy to place a console or graphics card in your arms. However judging by eBay resale costs, their finest received’t be practically ok this vacation season. One 12 months after the following era of gaming was purported to arrive (narrator: it didn’t) individuals are nonetheless forking out lots of of {dollars} over MSRP for a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Collection X, and and so they’re usually nonetheless paying double what a brand new PC graphics card was initially purported to value.

Keep in mind March 2020, after I instructed you ways the 2 graphics playing cards within the picture 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 nicely above their $1,078 MSRP. However eight months later, that very same picture now accommodates $2,605 price of GPUs on the secondhand market. They haven’t dipped one bit.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X, too, are fetching increased costs this week than they did in March 2020 — when you take the scalper route, you’ll be able to count on to pay over $800 on common for what ought to have been a $500 recreation console.

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

GPU, PS5, Xbox avenue costs: November 2021

Merchandise Listing worth Road worth (Nov ’21) Road worth (Mar ’21) Road worth (Dec ’20) Present worth
Merchandise Listing worth Road worth (Nov ’21) Road worth (Mar ’21) Road worth (Dec ’20) Present worth
PS5 (disc) $499 $870 $833 $1,024 1.74x
PS5 (digital) $399 $806 $754 $990 2.02x
Xbox Collection X $499 $856 $805 $835 1.72x
Xbox Collection S $299 $346 $432 $471 1.16x
Nvidia RTX 3090 $1,499 $2,947 $2,985 $2,076 1.97x
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti $1,199 $1,941 N/A N/A 1.62x
Nvidia RTX 3080 $699 $1,773 $2,160 $1,227 2.54x
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti $599 $1,208 N/A N/A 2.02x
Nvidia RTX 3070 $499 $1,210 $1,239 $819 2.42x
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti $399 $979 $1,226 $675 2.45x
Nvidia RTX 3060 $329 $749 $828 N/A 2.28x
AMD RX 6900 XT $999 $1,577 $1,841 Didn’t verify 1.58x
AMD RX 6800 XT $649 $1,341 $1,555 $1,232 2.07x
AMD RX 6800 $579 $1,395 $1,331 $841 2.41x
AMD RX 6700 XT $479 $955 $1,169 N/A 1.99x
AMD RX 6600 XT $379 $683 N/A N/A 1.8x
AMD RX 6600 $329 $592 N/A N/A 1.8x

A “current value” of 1.74x means the PS5 is at the moment price 1.74 occasions its MSRP, on common.

As you’ll be able to see from the chart, a PS5 is now 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 Collection X seems to be barely extra fascinating than earlier than. The one vivid spot is the inexpensive Xbox Collection S, which has lastly come right down to a mere $50 or so over its authentic record worth of $300.

There are just a few stunning findings on the GPU facet of issues, like how the RTX 3070 is at the moment fetching greater than the 3070 Ti, regardless of being rather less highly effective for video games. (Maybe individuals favor the 3070’s lowered energy consumption, smaller body, and — in some instances — 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 nicely regarded for each gaming and mining from what I’ve heard.

Then once more, the 3060 Ti Founders Version is in better 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 probably the greatest picks on the market for smaller instances, so I’m not wholly shocked.

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

What number of PS5s, Xboxes, GPUs modified arms in every week?

Merchandise Mar 2021 Dec 2020
Merchandise Mar 2021 Dec 2020
PS5 (disc) 1,898 3,651
PS5 (digital) 422 1,633
Xbox Collection X 518 1,518
Xbox Collection S 199 960
Nvidia RTX 3090 428 372
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti 465 N/A
Nvidia RTX 3080 556 384
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti 341 N/A
Nvidia RTX 3070 673 505
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti 750 141
Nvidia RTX 3060 639 782
AMD RX 6900 XT 63 106
AMD RX 6800 XT 91 107
AMD RX 6800 28 83
AMD RX 6700 XT 165 98
AMD RX 6600 XT 204 N/A
AMD RX 6600 112 N/A

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

Sadly, there is not any finish in sight for the good GPU scarcity, so that you shouldn’t count on costs to calm down anytime quickly. Each Nvidia and AMD count on it to linger for many of 2022, and Intel recommended final month that it probably received’t be resolved till 2023. The chip scarcity is a sophisticated drawback, and it takes time to spin up extra factories to fulfill demand.

Over the previous 12 months, utilizing a really explicit set of expertise I’ve acquired over an extended 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 right now, not that I plan to promote. Right here’s hoping subsequent check-in, these costs can have gone approach down.

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