During the presentation of the Playstation Partner Awards in Japan, the boss of Playstation Jim Ryan let it be known that the supply problems of the PS5 in Japan and Asia were definitively settled. What can an improvement in the situation in France and in Europe be envisaged in the weeks to come?
Although the PS5 celebrated its second anniversary in November 2022, Sony’s latest console is still just as difficult to find for ordinary people. The fault of course with the persistent shortage of electronic components and the tensiocens encountered by the manufacturer on its production lines. And of course, the outbreak of war in Ukraine did not help matters.
In October 2022, however, we had a first ray of hope from Sony. Indeed, the Japanese firm has confirmed that it wants to produce more than 30 million PS5s in 2023 to put a definitive end to this shortage. In the United States, we already know that PS5 stocks increased by 400% between September and November 2022, exactly for the launch of God of War Ragnarok.
And in the UK, Sony managed to sell more than 2 million PS5 in October 2022, which made it the 4th best-selling console of all time in the UK in a month, just behind the PS3. A great performance, despite the price increase linked to inflation of 30 pounds applied since August 2022. Remember that in France, the price of the PS5 has risen by 50 € on each version since this date.
No more PS5 supply worries in Asia
And on this Thursday, December 8, 2022, we have just learned that Sony has resolved PS5 supply issues in Japan and many Asian countries. In any case, said Jim Ryan, boss of Sony Interactive Entertainment, during the presentation of the Playstation Partner Awards in Japan.
“We would like to inform everyone that we have solved the long-term supply issue of Playstation 5 and we will be able to deliver it to many customers in Japan and Asia from this shopping period of end of the year and until 2023″, assures the leader of Playstation. He pursues : “We apologize for any inconvenience. However, I am very grateful for everyone’s understanding and cooperation.”
In fact, one can legitimately think that Sony will now focus its efforts on addressing supply issues in the European market. What to consider an improvement in the situation for the beginning of the year 2023 perhaps? We have to cross our fingers.