PlayStation 5 QVC is a Terrible Deal

Playstation 5 QVC is being sold for an exorbitant price that no one should buy.
Playstation 5 QVC is being sold for an exorbitant price that no one should buy. | Photo by QVC

Playstation 5 QVC is being sold for an exorbitant price that no one should buy.

QVC is an American home shopping channel first launched in 1986. The channel airs long-form commercials and demonstrations for various products, and viewers would call in to order the products featured. It's a bit of an archaic method of shopping from home with modern-day innovations like the internet, but some older people will still watch and use it.

That being said, they're offering a PS5 and a bunch of accessories for the cool price of just about $900.

Playstation 5 QVC is a Terrible Deal

It's quite the bundle, isn't it? It includes the PS5, an extra DuelSense controller, SackBoy: A Big Adventure, a charging cradle, that awful controller silicon sleeve no one in the right mind should use, a no-name headset, extra cables and what seems to be a CD organizer.

If we look at what really matters, the PS5 disc model, an extra controller, and Sack Boy will cost $630 before tax. That means you'd be paying another 270 bucks for a bunch of add-ons you'll never use.

QVC seems to do this often. They'll take a game console and bundle it with some off-brand accessories and charge a premium for it. Another listing for the DualSense controller by itself comes with that same headset for $100 altogether.

Unfortunately, these kinds of listings target the less technologically inclined among us. If a child really wanted a PS5 for Christmas, parents may not know if it's a good deal or not. The QVC bundle is definitely not a good deal. Don't let Grandma get scammed.

The worst part? The listing is sold out. We couldn't find the broadcast on their website, but you can take a look at QVC up-selling some crap with an over $200 markup with the Animal Crossing Edition Switch to get an idea of how they pitch their products. They'll even sell you a $60 game for $77.50 and you'll get a dinky little game holder for that extra 17 bucks you just blew.

The PS5 is new and exciting, but there aren't enough new games to justify paying over MSRP. They'll make more, Sony wants to sell you their console. Just don't give any extra to scalpers.

You don't even get Bugsnax with this bundle.