UK Scalper Group Claims To Have Secured 1,000 Xbox Series X and 500 PlayStation 5 Units

The stock crisis continues to escalate

UK scalper group CrepChiefNotify, which provides subscription-based service to its members, now confirms that it has secured more than 1000 Xbox Series X Units. CrapChiefNotify itself doesn’t have the consoles; instead, its members, guided by this firm, have it.

“We just notified our members of a Xbox Series X restock on a very well known online retailer,” CCN wrote on Facebook. “They have now managed to secure over 1000+ today, and there are still many hours left. You snooze, you lose.”

The firm has now deleted its original post after receiving hateful comments, and instead, posted a story saying, “Quick Recap From Today! 500+ PS5 Secured, 1000+ Xbox Series X secured.”

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Picture from CreepChiefNotify

While it’s definitely hard to believe how normal consumers cannot find any consoles and CrapChiefnotify has reserved more than 1000 units. That is mainly because this firm uses advanced bots and provides cryptographic methods to its customers that aren’t legal. On its website, the company writes, “At CCN, you will make money by reselling products that are in insanely high demand with relatively low stock. When you join CrepChiefNotify, we will show you our exact methods on how our members were securing multiple orders! We will also show you how to sell all of these items too.”

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Xbox Series X in a retail store.

Last week, the firm addressed negative comments saying that their service has allowed dozens of people to eat food and cover bills.

“These people have managed to cover their bills, put food on the table, and supply Christmas presents to their children”, CCN wrote on Facebook. “It may be unfortunate that a child won’t wake up to a PS5 this Christmas, but another child may have woken up to nothing. We have no regrets.⁠”

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer acknowledged the current stock crisis saying that he has shared the pre-order problems with Sony executive Jim Ryan and that both companies might look forward to a newer model.

I do think this business is going through, both for Sony and us — Jim Ryan, I have a lot of respect for him, we both have lamented how these preorders have gone and what problem are we solving when we seem to still have as many upset customers as we have because they can’t get our product” said Spencer. “I do think it’s going to push us to think about new models.”

In case you haven’t been following a lot of news. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched earlier this month. The consoles had a terrific start, breaking all records. However, they were met with unprecedented stock shortages. In the majority of stores, the console was out of stock. Online websites were crashing all over the place, and it was an absolute nightmare to place an order for a next-gen console. Those who thought had the privilege to order one also experienced late deliveries on launch day.

Right now, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 aren’t available at the retail price anywhere. Potential buyers can only look forward to eBay, where the prices start from $1,000.

Moiz Banoori
Reading and Writing Everything identified with the game's industry since 2013. A colossal admirer of Rockstar and CD Projekt Games. I can recall my gaming memories, all the way back to Tetris & Pepsiman. We have come a long way.