Is the stock shortage at an end?

PlayStation 5 has now sold over 30 million units worldwide

The PlayStation 5 has now sold over 30 million units worldwide. Moreover, December 2022 proved to be its most successful month yet.

News of the PS5s impressive sales numbers was revealed by PlayStation boss Jim Ryan at Sony’s CES 2023 press conference earlier this week. 

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Is the PlayStation 5 stock shortage over?

Unit sales of the PS5 will surely increase in the months ahead. Especially now that consoles are seemingly becoming easier to acquire at retail.

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When speaking at the same CES conference, Ryan claimed that the PS5 stock shortage is now over.

In case you didn’t know, since its launch in November 2020, it has been challenging to get hold of Sony’s new console.

For over a year, getting hold of a PlayStation 5 at the RRP from retailers proved gruelling.

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Not only was there a global chip shortage in hardware, but Sony simply struggled to keep up with demand

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Are PS5 resellers coming to an end?

What’s more, greedy resellers made matters worse by claiming all the stock from retail to sell at grotesque profits on auction websites.

Thankfully, that time has now passed and Ryan claims that: “Everyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally, starting from this point forward.

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Hopefully, the words of Jim Ryan ring true and no one will have to pay over the odds to acquire a PlayStation 5 which will put an end to the pesky resellers as well as their bot software.

With the launch of the PSVR2 arriving next month on February 22nd, worldwide, it will be interesting to see where the sale and stock numbers stand a year from now.

Have you managed to acquire a PlayStation 5 recently? Let us know across our social media channels.

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