- West Yorkshire
I went to something called a "shop" on something called a "high Street" and bought one over the counter. On the first day non essential shops could open.Sony doesn't sell the consoles to you. Sony sells consoles to retailers. The retailers sell the consoles to end consumers, and it's the retailers that have been failing over and over again to sell consoles to real people instead of scalping groups and bots.
Sure, we can let Sony know we're pissed that they're selling consoles to retailers who don't make much (or any) effort to sell to humans, but ultimately it's not their fault and not much will change the high value international agreements they have with retailers - like Amazon who sell in multiple territories.
Some retailers have been making some effort, but others have been making none. In the UK Game did okay (although the site was frustrating), while Argos, Very, and Currys did **** all. I managed to buy the second one (daughter's 20th birthday gift) through Smyths eventually, and their defence against bots seemed to be making the site as **** as possible.