Sony says PS5 supply issues no longer an issue

A PlayStation 5 console surrounded by two DualSense controllers on a white background.

If Sony is to be believed, people will have no problem buying the new PS5 this holiday season.
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in three years playstation 5 In existence, Sony is now fully confident that customers will have no problems getting their hands on the company’s console.

“We’re in full supply, and we’re thrilled about it.” PlayStation VP of Global Marketing Eric Lempel said in an interview Baron’s Thursday,

When the console launched in 2020, it was during a worldwide chip shortage wreaked havoc For those trying to purchase Sony’s latest PlayStation console. add to that the effect of scalper bot expropriating supplies to sell at inflated prices, and first few holidays Because the PS5 was a complete mess. Sony first claimed The reduction was planned for 2023, although this is the company’s real chance to prove it.

“The reality is that, like everyone else in the world, it took us some time to make up for some of the components that were missing because of COVID,” Lempel said. Now the executive says the company is expecting “one of the strongest seasons in our history in terms of console sales.”

sony can Thanks to the developers of Insomniac Because marvel’s spider man 2 Is turning into a huge success, It is the first major first-party title to be released exclusively on PS5, and sold 2.5 million copies on its opening day alone. Sony announced It has sold 40 million consoles so far earlier this year, which makes today’s Spider-Man sales even more significant.

add to that is sony A new, slimmer version of the PS5 is being released This holiday season. Although few people have managed to get it in their hands, some have taken the dimensions of the new console and created its 3d model, Based on these renders, the new PS5 is significantly smaller than the previous version in both width and height. The disc-based version is priced at $500, the same as the previous version, although the digital version now costs $450. You can purchase the disk drive separately for $80, but leaked product images have revealed that there is a Annoying bit of DRM associated with disk drives,

It appears that Sony is leaving out some big devices as per its expectations. This year, Sony unveiled PSVR 2 Landlocked VR headset is powerful though Exclusively for the company’s mainline consoles. At $500, it costs as much as a PS5 on its own. Lempel said VR is simply “not the core proposition for us this season,” meaning the company doesn’t expect its headset to perform gangbusters this holiday season. While VR helps the company “innovate,” it “will never be the only way people play games.”

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