Hey, none of your solutions are working.
The first one is not about people being stupid, the solution is just wrong. Adding a price-tag over a price-tag just to get access will backlash and it is justified. The only way it could even start to be justifiable for the consumers is if the console would be discounted if you'd be paying said subscription.
Your second solution is even worse. People hate price gouging done by scalpers so what companies need to do, and what will bring them strong PR, is act themselves as scalpers. Once again, people would be mad but not because they are stupid. You changed a game based on determination and organization into a money problem. There is already a solution for people with huge amount of money: Scalpers. You just denied loyal fans with less means a way to get their console which is utterly ridiculous.
Also calling people stupid or unintelligent is ridiculous. If your solution leads to overcharging and/or denying access to people who managed to get their hand on hardware, then your solution is just a new problem.
The only ways to fix scalping is brick and mortar store and/or limiting orders by billing address/ credit cards/ creating lottery systems.
Calling stupid or unintelligent was sarcasm and hints that I know those opinions exist, and purposefully mentioning these options knowing that people would still oppose it. I'm sorry if it disturbed u. As for ur solutions, they've already tried that in the past or currently trying and it's not working. Brick and mortar, limiting orders (not sure if they can even limit credit cards legally), lottery system, none of them effectively works. Since so many ppl were raging at this situation (not specifically this site), wouldn't it be better for companies to communicate with the customers for a solution? Imo, the main priority should be to decrease the amount of scalpers, and I already explained how that can be done.