PlayStation 5 Shortage Ends According to Jim Ryan as It Crosses 30 Million Sales Mark; Sony Teases More Than 10 Projects


At CES 2023, Sony showcased the future of its gaming lineup, with the arrival of the PlayStation VR2, which debuts next month.

Speaking of next-generation hardware, the heart and soul of its vision for gaming still revolves around the PlayStation 5, which released over two years ago. While the console has been adored by fans and critics, many of them have had a hard time gaining access due to shortages.

For the past two years, fans have had to desperately wait for restocks both online and in physical retail stores for them to have a chance at getting a hand on it. However, two years following its launch, it seems like the days of waiting have finally ended, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, Jim Ryan.

During Sony’s press conference at CES 2023, Ryan said, “Everyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally, starting from this point forward.”

It’s unclear whether Ryan’s suggesting a massive change in the near future, as PS5 stocks remain dry in online retailers such as Amazon and ShopAtSC in India. Furthermore, the situation isn’t any better in physical retail stores as well, with many customers also having to chalk up extra while buying from scalpers.

Even with the issues surrounding shortages, Sony has continued to post impressive sales figure. At CES 2023, the company confirmed that the console has crossed the 30 million sales mark. With SIE chief Jim Ryan claiming the end of PS5 shortages, it’s very likely that the sales figure should see an upward trend, as the company aims to outduel its competitors like the Xbox Series X.

Sony Pictures working on 10 PlayStation film and TV projects

Other than the plethora of new gaming titles for the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation VR2, Sony PlayStation is also looking to build on its films and TV lineup.

At CES 2023, fans received their first glimpse at the upcoming Neil Blomkamp-directed Gran Turismo film, starring Orlando Bloom and David Harbour.

Furthermore, during the event, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group President, Sanford Panitch also revealed that the company is working with PlayStation Productions to develop more than 10 film and TV projects. With Uncharted succeeding massively at the box office, the company aims to recreate similar magic with its upcoming film and TV projects with PlayStation titles. This includes The Last of Us TV series, which arrives later this month.



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