Dennis Leschnikowski 12/08/2022 – 1:52 p.m
According to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Jim Ryan, the PlayStation 5 supply bottlenecks are finally a thing of the past. To what extent the whole thing also applies to the western market has not been confirmed.
Since the official market launch at the end of 2020, the PlayStation 5 has had to deal with delivery bottlenecks, which has meant that not all interested customers have been able to enjoy their console to this day.
After Sony Interactive Entertainment repeatedly promised in the past that everything would be done to finally deliver enough PlayStation 5 systems to global retailers, Jim Ryan pointed out in an interview at the PlayStation Awards that his company had made continuous progress in recent months and can confirm that the PlayStation 5 supply bottlenecks in Japan and Asia are a thing of the past.
To what extent this statement can be transferred to the western market, Ryan did not reveal. In this regard, however, this year’s Christmas business should provide clarity.
Full text of Ryan’s statement
“We would like to inform you that we have resolved the long-term supply shortage of the PlayStation 5 and can sufficiently supply customers in Japan and Asia from the end of the year shopping season and until 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Many fascinating titles of 2022 were born in Japan and Asia. And I look forward to honoring them today for their outstanding achievements.”
A certainly positive development, since the production of the PlayStation 5 has not always been under a lucky star in the last two years, mainly due to the COVID-19 crisis and the associated effects. A further complication for customers was that, thanks to bots, scalpers and resellers were able to secure newly delivered consoles and offer them at crazy prices on platforms such as eBay.
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The PlayStation 5 was released in November 2020 and despite all the adverse circumstances of the recent past, reached the next big milestone in the form of 20 million units sold in the summer.
Quelle: The Gamer
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