Sony has revealed that sales of the PlayStation 5 have reached over 30 million, effectively ending the console shortage.
The new number, announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan at Sony’s CES tech conference, is an increase of five million from the initial 25 million revealed on November 1.
Over the past two years, the PlayStation community has shown “unprecedented support and patience” as the company has dealt with “unprecedented demand” and “global challenges,” as Ryan put it.
The availability of PS5 consoles increased toward the year’s end, and I’m pleased to report that December was the best month ever for PS5 console sales and that we’ve now sold more than 30 million units to consumers worldwide.
Ryan said that he was sure that all of the supply problems had been fixed and that “everyone who wants a PS5 should have a much easier time finding one at retailers around the world from now on.”
A severe shortage of semiconductor chips made it hard to make new PS5 consoles, but the PS5 still sold over 20 million units by June 2021. At that time, Sony executive Veronica Rogers said that the company was “planning on a significant ramp-up in PS5 production.”