Sony celebrates 30 million PS5s sold, claims shortage is over
It should be much easier to find a PlayStation 5 without having to pay an arm and a leg to a scalper in 2023. That’s because, according to Sony at least, the PS5 shortage is officially ending.
“Everyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally, starting from this point forward,” Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan said during Sony’s recent CES presentation (via The Verge). Ryan attributed the difficulty of finding a PS5 at its standard asking price to “unprecedented demand amid global challenges over the past two years.”
Still, that didn’t stop Sony from selling a boatload of PS5s since the console launched in November 2020. Ryan also revealed that Sony has sold 30 million PS5s in two years, putting it pretty much on track with the PS4’s sales numbers over the same amount of time, according to Shacknews. That’s despite the aforementioned “global challenges” that kicked off in early 2020.
The PlayStation 5 should have a pretty interesting year coming up. While 2022 brought us two stand-out exclusives in Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarök, 2023 will see the launch of PS VR2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, at the very least. For Sony’s sake, hopefully more players actually will get to enjoy these games on a PS5 that they bought from a store, not a scalper.