PlayStation 5 Passes 30 Million Units Sold, Shortage Essentially Over

By | January 5, 2023

Sony has announced that its PlayStation 5 console has now surpassed more than 30 million units sold, and that the console shortage is now essentially over.

Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan revealed the new figure at Sony’s CES tech conference, a number which is up five million from the 25 million figure revealed two months previously on November 1.

“We truly appreciate the support and patience of the PlayStation community as we managed unprecedented demand amid global challenges over the past two years,” Ryan said.

“PS5 supply improved toward the end of last year, and I’m happy to share that December was the biggest month ever for PS5 console sales and that we have now sold than 30 million units through to consumers worldwide.”

Confident that supply issues are now solved completely, Ryan added that “everyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailer globally, starting from this point forward.”

A crippling semiconductor chip shortage seriously restricted the creation of new PS5 consoles but this didn’t stop the PS5 from surpassing 20 million units sold as of June 2021, at which point Sony executive Veronica Rogers announced that the company was “planning on a significant ramp-up in PS5 production”.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.