Many consumers are dissatisfied with dealers. The situation became especially serious against the backdrop of a shortage of PS5 and Xbox Series X. If earlier scalpers enriched themselves at the expense of limited goods, for example, sneaker collaborations, now they are making money from production problems and high demand for new consoles.
They will try to start fighting in Great Britain. Scottish National Party member Douglas Chapman plans to propose a bill in Parliament that will limit the actions of dealers. He spoke about the situation in an interview with BBC Radio 4:
It’s just that unfair to the average person who just wants to play a game or give a present to a child for Christmas. The situation will get worse and worse.
Late last year, six members of the Scottish National Party put forward a proposal to pass legislation “prohibiting the resale of game consoles and computer components at prices well above the manufacturer’s recommended retail price.” It was supported by only 30 MPs and did not receive much attention.
It is unlikely that such a law will be passed in the UK until the situation becomes critical. It runs counter to the fact that the state should not interfere in the formation of prices in a market economy. This will only create an additional shortage of consoles, and their resale will simply go to the black market.
PS5 and Xbox Series X are in short supply right now. They will try to liquidate it in 2021.