I've mentioned this before on the thread about how to counter scalpers, but with Starfield and many others having a decent success with early access, I'm wondering if hardware could do the same? Sell them at a premium price first, then gradually decrease to the retail price. That's essentially what supply and demand is. Scalpers are already doing that, and I think it's a good way to combat them. The people that wants it early are going to be willing to pay the price; as those are hardcore fans, collectors, tech lovers, rich people etc. Theoretically it should work out, but maybe it wouldn't psychologically. There wasn't that much backlash with software doing early access, so why not same for hardware? I feel like this is a good idea if they make it clear that they are selling them at a premium price first, it's a win-win situation for both the consumer and company. This method could have really benefited the PS5 and Xbox Series. The best solution would obviously be to mass produce them, but I don't think that's realistically possible for consoles. So, what do you guys think? People are probably going to hate this idea, but logically speaking. Do you agree or disagree, and why?