Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said at CES 2023 that the PS5 should be easier to find in retail stores.
Since the console released back in 2020, a global pandemic and supply chain shortages put a dampener on the amount of available consoles at launch. Not to mention the growing trend of video game scalpers, which did nothing to help.
CEO Jim Ryan went on to say “everyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally, starting from this point forward” as he addressed the audience at the tech convention.
CES 2023 has played host to plenty of gaming announcements in recent days, including a cutting edge controller from ASUS, a new line of mobile GPUs from AMD, and even a brand new style of controller from Sony designed for accessibility.
Sony also confirmed the PS5 has sold over 30 million units, which reflects the console’s newfound availability. Approximately five million of those sales occurred after the start of November 2022, which accounts for over a sixth of overall sales.
If you’re excited to get your hands on a PS5, don’t celebrate too quickly. Some repair shops have recently reported a possible design flaw in the console.
Reportedly, the console could begin to leak liquid thermal paste inside the case when it’s put in an upright position. This flaw has reportedly been observed across all existing models and variants of the PS5.