PlayStation 5 has sold through over 30 million units to consumers and the shortage of consoles is pretty much over PlayStation chief Jim Ryan told attendees at Sony’s CES 2023 press conference.
Ryan said that this past December was the biggest month ever for PS5 sales. PS5 sold 4.5 million consoles in its first release quarter (November – December 2020) according to Sony’s financial data at the time. By the end of the second quarter of the financial year 2022, PS5 had sold 25 million units.
With confirmation that PS5 has now sold over 30 million units worldwide that means that over 5 million units were sold between October 2022 and December 2022. Sources: Sony supplemental information here and here.
PS5 Shortage is Over
The PS5 has been a difficult console to get a hold of since its initial launch in November 2020. Supply improved at the end of 2022 and Jim Ryan stated during his CES speech that “anyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally starting from this point forward”
Even with the improved PS5 supply, certain retailers, such as Amazon still seem to be selling out quickly. But other UK retailers like Argos and Curry’s currently have the God of War Ragnarok bundle in stock for £539.00.
Jim Ryan said during his speech that now has never been a better time to join the PlayStation community. I completely agree, there are plenty of amazing games coming out for PS5 in the first half of 2023 alone.