PlayStation 5 holds on despite shortages
Sony promised a revolution with PlayStation 5, but the next-gen console's success seems to have been curtailed by stock shortages.
Despite the shortages and resultant scalper feeding frenzy, PlayStation 5 is selling better than its predecessor did: 7.8 million consoles have been sold so far, and it was the biggest console launch in US history.
Catching up: “We’re working as hard as we can to ameliorate that situation,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Jim Ryan. PlayStation 5 production will most likely ramp up this summer as the global chip drought finally starts receding.
Too successful: The second wave of PlayStation 5 games is finally reaching the market, and they are starting to deliver on the console's potential. That means demand is rising too, and even though production output is steadily increasing it will probably remain hard to get hold of a PlayStation 5 for another year.