PlayStation 5: end of shortage and record quarter

With consoles easier to find in stores, the last quarter of 2022 will have witnessed record sales for Sony's PS5.

In the last three months of 2022, 7.1 million PlayStation 5s were distributed worldwide, the best quarter for the console since its release just over two years ago, and almost twice as many as the 3.9 million for the same period last year.

PS5 available in numbers but slight drop in subscribers for the PlayStation Plus service

When Sony announced at the beginning of 2023 that the shortage was over, it was therefore not just empty words. And this revival of production had apparently started a few months earlier in view of the sales made at the end of 2022. Good news after the console has experienced difficulties since its release due to a shortage of electronic components. Incidentally, Sony announces 46.4 million subscribers to its PlayStation Plus service this quarter, a little better than the previous quarter, but worse than the previous year (48 million). However, the service's turnover is climbing by 17%, proof that its redesign in 2022 has paid off.