The PlayStation 5 shortage is finally over – Radio-Canada.ca

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) console has experienced numerous supply shortages since its release almost three years ago. According to Eric Lempel, head of commercial operations at the Sony manufacturer, those days are finally over.

This holiday season will be the first where we have full PlayStation 5 inventory in all regions.

When it launched, it was almost in sync with the competing Xbox Series

However, supply chains have been disrupted due to health measures, leading to a global shortage of semiconductors needed to make many devices with electronic components, including cars, graphics cards and… game consoles.

Gamers who managed to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 console during this time, many of them had to wait outside retail stores for hours – or even an entire night. Others preferred to pay the highest price, often double, from online retailers who sometimes used what were considered dishonest methods such as robots to buy PS5 stocks online once they were restocked.

More than a bad memory

That time is now a bad memory for video game fans, as the supply chain has been fully restored worldwide, according to Sony.

This announcement comes a few weeks after PlayStation unveiled a more compact model of its fifth-generation console, known for its particularly large size.

Sony announced in July that it has sold more than 40 million copies of its gaming console so far and estimates sales will reach 25 million in 2023.

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The sequel to the popular game “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales”, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” is available exclusively for the PlayStation 5 console.

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The video game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which will be available exclusively for the console on October 20th, is also very popular with gamers. According to the Japanese company, more than 2.5 million copies were sold in 24 hours, making it the fastest-selling title in the history of Sony’s console.

With information from BBC and CNBC