Last weekend, PlayStation Australia announced that the special Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro console would be available in Australia. Shortly thereafter, both EB Games and JB Hi-Fi announced that they would be stocking the console.
JB Hi-Fi was first to open pre-orders for the Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro and quickly sold out. However, the retailer advised that there would be limited numbers of the console available in select stores.
EB Games opened its online pre-orders a day after JB and was sold out after a short time. Both retailers limited purchases of the Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro to one per customer and both charged $659 AUD.
However, it looks as though some enterprising scumbags have taken it upon themselves to try and make some money off these collector’s edition consoles.
Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro
These consoles won’t even be released for over a month, yet there are already listings for them on eBay with prices as high as $2000 AUD. That’s a more than 300% markup on the recommended retail price.
There’s only one word for this; greed.
It’s unbelievable that someone would buy this console and try to sell it for so much more than it’s worth, rather than let a real fan purchase it from the store.
Unfortunately, it’s the nature of the free-market and means that some poor Kingdom Hearts fan is going to spend way more on this console than they should.
I sincerely hope no one buys these consoles at these inflated prices.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released on January 29, 2019.