Ever since the release of the new-gen consoles, scalpers have been a huge issue. The PlayStation 5 especially has had problems, with resellers snapping up stock before putting it back on the market at extortionate prices. Now, finally, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has weighed in on the issues Sony is facing, and expressed his frustration with scalpers as a whole.
In an interview with Axios, the head of PlayStation spoke about how annoying it was for himself and the company to see stock landing on online marketplaces: "This really frustrates me and upsets me, especially when resellers and bots manage to get their hands on stock." Ryan goes on to stress that Sony is "working incredibly hard" with retailers to get the consoles into "the right hands".
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In the same interview, Ryan addresses the elephant in the room regarding Cyberpunk 2077. If you remember, CD Projekt's game faced a lot of performance issues on previous-gen consoles, especially on the PlayStation 4 (watch our video, here). Despite CDPR's promise that the game would run well on all platforms, the PS4 suffered glitches, framerate issues, stuttering, and more.
As a result, PlayStation decided to delist the game as a digital purchase on the PS Store, and it has yet to make a reappearance. Ryan comments: "This was a tough decision for us to make, but ultimately, we had to act in the interests of the PlayStation Community, and not knowingly sell a game that might result in a bad experience for them." The PlayStation boss didn't reveal if there were plans to bring the game back to the store any time soon.
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