According to Sony, the PlayStation 5 shortage has officially ended. Jim Ryan, the company’s head of gaming, recently announced during its CES 2023 presentation that “everyone who wants a PS5 should have a considerably simpler time locating one at retailers globally, starting from this moment forward.”
It has taken a while to get here; the PlayStation 5 was released in November 2020, but wasn’t proclaim almost easy to get until August 2022.

For most of the console’s existence, buying one required either for you to have exceptional luck, being relatively quick to take advantage of drops, or being ready to pay scalpers or Best Buy much more than the console’s MSRP.

Even recently, the only way to purchase it was as part of a $550 bundle that included a game, the PS5, and a disk drive.

Ryan acknowledged PlayStation users for their patience during the presentation, saying that the company has “handled tremendous demand alongside global challenges over the past two years.”

If you sign in to Sony’s direct store, you can add a digital edition to your cart while the disk version is marked as unavailable (unless you want to get the God of War bundle).

We can only hope that Sony won’t experience the same problems with supply when the PlayStation VR2 headset which is set to debut in February.

Playstation 5 & controller

Additionally, the company disclosed that it has currently sold almost 30 million consoles. This is around a 5 million increase over the November release of sales data.

“It was also confirmed today that December was the greatest month ever for PS5 console sales, increasing the total to over 30 million consoles sold globally. 2023 is going to be a great year for PlayStation. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

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