Would you play 95 euros to get an RTX 3090 graphics card with a 2% chance? That is what some players in Japan have done.
The pc gamers They have been immersed in a nightmare for more than a year. come out increasingly powerful gamesbut they cannot play them because for more than a year, no graphics cards in stock.
It is a perfect storm: the high demand of the pandemic and the semiconductor crisis has reduced the stock, and the few that go on sale are kept by cryptocurrency miners and speculators using bots, and paying triple their price. .
I myself have been trying to buy an RTX card at a reasonable price for months, without success: the few that exist are worth double or triple their price. So I’m considering buy one of these surprise boxes what does amazon japan sell.
For about 95 euros you can get an RTX 3090which is costly right now about 3,200 euros. But chances are we’ll get along an old used plate from 7 or 8 years ago.
The mystery box or mystery box They are very popular in Japan. They usually focus on toys, manga or merchandising, but seeing the desperation of gamers, someone has thought of sell surprise boxes with graphics cards.
As it says on the product sheet, which by the way is already sold out, the box contains a completely random graphics card. The oldest ones are used, the kind that you can find for 30 or 40 euros in Wallapop, but the RTX 3000 and RX 6000 are new.
At least they have the detail of publishing the probability that you will get something decent:
As seen in the table, the probability of getting an RTX 3000 (GeForce 30) or an RX 6000 card, which are the most desired, is 2%. All models enter here: RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, etc.
There is a 4% chance that it will touch an RTX 2000 or an RX 5000, which are still very good cards, and for 95 euros it would be a real bargain.
actually for that price a GTX 1000 (8%) would also be a gift. But if they are used, it would be necessary to see in what state they are…
70% are old and used cards from more than 6 or 7 years ago, that would be throwing away those 95 euros.
The sad reality is that that 2% of hope for a new generation card to touch you, is higher than the probability that there is now to find it in stock in storesat a reasonable price…
Gamers have to continue suffering and waiting, unfortunately… Another year without being able to renew the PC?