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The good PlayStation 5 shortage is finally over, Sony has declared.
The brand new PS5 was first released in November 2020. From the very starting – and at repeatedly since – it was almost unimaginable to purchase, with recent consoles being bought up as soon as they arrived in stores.
Problems including the worldwide pandemic in addition to a worldwide shortage of computer chips meant that Sony was unable to construct enough consoles to maintain supply available.
It left many fans upset, and either forced to look through countless retailers for brand spanking new stock or paying overinflated prices to “scalpers” who bought up consoles after which sold them on.
However the console should now be “much easier” to purchase, the corporate has announced, after two years of problems.
“Everyone who wants a PS5 must have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally, ranging from this point forward,” said Jim Ryan, Sony’s PlayStation head, during an event on the CES press conference.
He thanked fans for sticking with the corporate because it “managed unprecedented demand amid global challenges over the past two years”.
The comments got here as PlayStation announced a recent accessibility controller kit called Project Leonardo that it said will allow players with disabilities to more easily use the PlayStation.
Sony’s announcement also include a reminder of the upcoming release of PlayStation VR2, Sony’s upcoming virtual reality headset. It still stays unclear whether Sony will give you the chance to satisfy demand of that equipment when it arrived on 23 February.
The PS5 shortages have caused problems not only for patrons and fans, but for Sony itself. It has experienced financial problems because of this of not with the ability to make enough of the consoles.
Last 12 months, for example, it announced that despite huge demand for the consoles and growth across the business, its video games division’s results had fallen wanting expectations. Difficulties getting enough chips to construct the consoles had held back its financial results, it said.