eBay sellers charging over $1,000 for PlayStation 4 with Silent Hills PT demo installed

playstation 4 pt silent hills ebay
Last month, Konami officially announced that the latest in the Silent Hill series, Silent Hills, which was to be co-directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, was canceled. One of the clues pointing toward the game’s cancellation was the impending removal of the P.T. playable teaser for the game from the PlayStation Store.

Earlier this week, P.T. was in fact removed from the store. While this has happened before, usually those who have downloaded it in the past — effectively “purchasing” the free demo — are able to download it again, even though it may not appear in the store.

That was not the case for P.T., likely because it is a teaser for a game that is no longer being released. This is unfortunate for gamers, but an enterprising bunch of eBay sellers have begun charging extra for PlayStation 4 consoles that have P.T. installed.

A brief search for “PlayStation 4 PT” on eBay returns more than 40 listings with the absolute lowest starting bid set at $475. Some sellers are attempting to sweeten the offer by noting that other digital games are included along with the demo, and prices for some of these are set as high as $3,500.

It doesn’t seem that eBay is too pleased with this, as the company has begun removing listings advertising that P.T is installed, Kotaku reports. While our search this morning is still returning plenty of listings, some sellers are avoiding the demo outright, instead capitalized the letters P and T whenever they appear and including the demo in screenshots for the listing.

It seems that eBay is using copyright concerns as its reason for removing the listings, saying that “listings for unauthorized copies of items such as movies, music, software, photographs, and books aren’t allowed on eBay.”

This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen demos for sale on eBay. In March, multiple eBay sellers were charging $35 or more for a code for the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo. The purchase price of a new copy of Final Fantasy Type–0 HD, which included the demo, was only $25 more.

Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: DIY smartphones and zip-on bike tires

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (October 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Smart Home

The best washing machines make laundry day a little less of a chore

It takes a special kind of person to love doing laundry, but the right machine can help make this chore a little easier. Check out our picks for the best washing machines on the market right now.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Netflix in October, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Black Panther’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, subdued humor, or anything in between.
Mobile

Here’s our guide on how to get ‘Fortnite’ on your Android device

'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is one of the biggest games in the world right now, and it's finally on Android, even if getting set up is a bit long-winded. Here's how to play 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' on an Android device.
Gaming

As deaf gamers speak up, game studios are finally listening to those who can’t

Using social media, personal blogs and Twitch, a small group of deaf and hard-of-hearing players have been working to make their voices heard and improve accessibility in the gaming industry.
Gaming

Grab a comfy saddle — ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ campaign clocks in at 60 hours

According to Rockstar Games co-founder and head writer Dan Houser, Red Dead Redemption 2 features a 60-hour story. Houser said "superfluous" content was removed from the game. It launches October 26 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Computing

Nvidia is slowly rolling out its next generation of GPUs. Here's what you need to know about them

Nvidia's new RTX 2000 series graphics cards are impressive pieces of hardware, with some amazing advancements and some rather high price tags to match. Here's everything you need to know about Nvidia's new top-tier cards.
Gaming

Jump into an internet DeLorean and play free Commodore 64 games online

The Internet Archive has added more than 8,800 full Commodore 64 games to its software library. Here's how you can play them completely free in your browser without the need for a joystick.
Gaming

‘Fortnite’ in-game tournaments will give you the chance to beat the pros

Epic Games is introducing in-game tournaments to Fortnite. The initial schedule includes five tournaments, with commemorative pins going to the victors. Down the road, the pins might grant you access into additional rounds.
Gaming

Here's how you can keep up with your favorite streamers at TwitchCon 2018

From sessions with your favorite streamers to epic Esports tournaments, there's plenty to look forward to at this year's TwitchCon 2018. We cover how you can attend, where you can watch if you can't, and which events you don't want to miss.
Gaming

Monsters you get in ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ can be transferred to the next main RPG

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eeevee! monsters will be able to be transferred to the next main Pokémon RPG on Switch, according to game director Junichi Masuda.
Gaming

Turbo-powered Quadcrasher crashes the party in new ‘Fortnite’ update 6.01

Season 6, week 4 marks the arrival of Fortnite update 6.10 patch notes. It brings with it the arrival of the new Quadcrasher vehicle, in-game tournaments, a ton of Save the World additions, and much more.
Gaming

What you should know about 'Red Dead Redemption 2' before it launches

The long-awaited (and long-rumored) sequel to Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption is confirmed. Red Dead Redemption 2 will arrive next spring. Here's everything we've heard about the game so far.