Sony: PS5 Stock is Much Improved to Kick Off 2023 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 30 January 2023 / 1,727 Views
PlayStation 5 since it launched in November 2020 has been difficult to find as demand has outstripped supply, however, it appears the shortages are coming to an end.
Sony Interactive Entertainment via PlayStation Blog announced supply for the PlayStation 5 has improved with the start of the new year.
"To all our fans: thank you for your patience as we navigated unprecedented demand for the PS5 console amid global challenges," reads the PlayStation Blog post. "If you’re looking to purchase a PS5 console, you should now have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally.
"For players in the U.S., U.K, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, be sure to check direct.playstation.com to purchase a PS5 console, games, and accessories directly from PlayStation. PS5 products are also available at participating retailers globally."
Sony is celebrating the PS5 community by inviting more players to join in with its new spot called "Live from PS5."
"The best games often make us feel as if we are being transported into amazing worlds filled with adventure, riveting action, and memorable moments," reads the PlayStation Blog post. "With PS5 features like high-fidelity 4K visuals, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, 3D audio and lightning-fast loading, developers are creating game worlds that feel more immersive than ever. This new spot hints at the breadth of extraordinary experiences taking place in the PS5 universe through the style of a live news channel."
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Maybe about a year from now, when we start seeing numbers for a full year without serious supply constraints, we will be able to put together more realistic estimates of where this generation is heading in terms of hardware sales.
That's great to hear! I mean, Holiday 2022 was the first time I had seen a PS5 in person at a store.
I got my PS5 Horizon TFW bundle in November last year after waiting nearly two years , I randomly checked EB games website on the 2nd of November and just as I was about to leave a shipment showed up I paid in full and was told it was around the end of November so around 4 weeks wait.
.Funnily enough 5 days later I was passing the store and on a whim I decide to enquire about my order just to see if it had gone through to them correctly and upon asking I was greeted with large sighs of relief they and head office had spent the last 3 days trying to contact me to pick up my PS5 their consignment of twenty consoles had arrived 2 days after going live on the web site but it turned out they were ringing a 12 year old phone number and when that failed no one thought to use my email address still I was pleased.
Having a PS5 seemed to open up the floodgates, the very next day after years of nothing I received an alert from Sony offering me a PS5 and twice more this month talk about feast or famine.
Same for me. I walked into Target on the Sunday of black friday to do some shopping with my wife. I walked by the electronics counter so I figured I might as well ask, but I assumed there was no chance they would have any left after 4 days of heavy traffic. Turns out they had two left, and I got one.
I had a few other opportunities to buy one over the holiday period of 2022 as well. I think most people that wanted one would have been able to get one during that time with a little bit of effort. But, I think your average person is not going to put much effort into tracking down a video game console. So, it really just needs to be readily available on store shelves and websites before we can truly judge demand.
It's the first time I did too, and I have a few times since thanks to the God of War bundle.
$559.99 for a God of War bundle is a harder sell than a Digital PS5 or even a standard PS5 for those who don't give a crap about God of War (a decent amount of people).
Let's see how it does after a few weeks and if availability is held and resellers take their loss.
It's almost as if it never really needed three whole pounds of custom carved aluminum heatsink.
You can't blame them for being cautious, after all PS3 ylod and complaints about the PS4's fan noise and iirc they had a different approach to how power and thermals are handled so that would have been another thing that needed to be seen under real world conditions of millions of gamers using and in some cases abusing the consoles better to have an over engineered console that can then be trimmed down than an under engineered console that can lead to major problems.