The PlayStation 5 (PS5) has been in high demand since its release in November 2020, leading to shortages of the console. One of the reasons why was because of the pandemic. Many retailers have struggled to keep the PS5 in stock, and when it is available, it often sells out within minutes. This has resulted in scalpers buying up large quantities of the console and reselling it at significantly higher prices.
The shortage has caused frustration among consumers who are unable to purchase the PS5 at the regular retail price and many people are turning to alternative methods such as online marketplaces or buying from scalpers in order to get their hands on the highly sought-after console. But people don’t have to do that anymore, if what Sony said is true.
During Sony’s press conference at the CES 2023 in Las Vegas, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan declared that the PS5 shortage is over and consumers will have an easier time buying one starting now.
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, Jim Ryan.
Ryan also commended the fans for being patient with the company, while they “managed unprecedented demand amid global challenges over the past two years.” In addition, he added that Sony has sold more than 30 million units of PS5 worldwide.
Your perseverance has paid off if you have been waiting to purchase one and have refrained from purchasing it from a scalper.