It looks like the semiconductor shortage is ancient history for the PlayStation 5, as it’s broken an all-time record for the last quarter on its way to catching up with its predecessor’s own record-breaking sales figures.
In news that is sure to make the holidays a bit more festive, Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan has announced that the console shortage woes that have plagued the PS5 since launch are now resolved.
Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan has announced on the PlayStation Blog that PlayStation 5 consoles are increasing in price in most territories, due to “challenging economic conditions”.
Sony has revealed the latest sales numbers for the PlayStation 5 to GamesIndustry.biz, and it paints a rosy picture for the console: the ninth-generation device has, thus far, sold over 20 million units worldwide.
PlayStation 5 racing game fans are will be a little spoiled for choice over the coming weeks, as titles like GRID Legends, Assetto Corsa Competizione, and of course Gran Turismo 7 all launch onto the platform.
One of the PlayStation 5’s most useful features, the ability to expand internal storage, looks set to become available over the next couple of months — and already we know one product that will fit the bill.
If you’re one of the tens of millions of gamers who have been trying — and failing — to get hold of a new-generation console over the last six months, we’ve got a little bit of bad news for you. For now, at least, it doesn’t look like the console shortage is going to ease up, with some in the industry expecting the situation to continue through to 2022.
Sony has released its Q3 2020 financial report, and it provides some astonishing sales figures for the new PlayStation 5 console. In total, between its launch day on November 12 and the quarter’s end on December 31, customers bought more than 4.5 million PS5s.