Is it impossible to get a PS5 in 2022?
Will PlayStation 5 be available in 2022?Now, in mid-2022, we're seeing the the likes of Amazon and Walmart not only restocking more regularly, but keeping PS5 consoles in stock for days and even weeks at a time. The Digital Edition still seems to be in short supply, although you can find them for sale at a premium on both Amazon and Walmart.
How is it still impossible to get a PS5?The ongoing chip shortage — yep, that's still a major issue — and shipping delays across the global supply chain. And based on Sony's decision to cut its PS5 shipments forecast by some 3.3 million units in fiscal year 2022, it's not going to get easier to snag a console soon.
Why is there still a PS5 shortage in 2022?The global chip shortage is the primary factor, as semiconductors are in high demand for a variety of industries beyond gaming. Other causes include the pandemic, which has disrupted supply chains, and the high demand for the console itself has made it difficult for manufacturers to keep up with production.
Will PS5 shortage ever end?Two years after the console's launch, the global PlayStation 5 shortage is officially over. So said Jim Ryan, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 on Wednesday. “PS5 supply improved towards the end of last year,” Ryan said during a stage presentation in Las Vegas.
Why the PlayStation 5 is still hard to get
Will PS5 be easier to get in 2023?It's not safe to say whether or not the PS5 shortage is over, but the good news is, it sounds as though it's going to get easier to find one in 2023. In the meantime, hang tight, enjoy your PS4, and keep looking.
Will PS5 ever be fully stocked?The PS5 will continue to be out of stock, so all we can do is wait. The chip shortage will still affect Sony and other tech companies during 2022 and beyond. However, there's still hope. According to Sony, the PS5 shortage might end in 2024 if everything goes according to plan.
Will there be a PS6?The PS6 doesn't look likely to launch until at least 2028, according to official documents and speculation that has been made around them.
Will PS5 be available in stores in 2023?It could potentially even replace the current version of the PS5. According to leaker Tom Henderson, production of the current PS5 is scheduled to cease in October 2023, while the new "PS5 Slim" version is scheduled to go into production in April 2023 and go on sale in September 2023.
Will it ever be easier to get a PS5?It has been almost 26 months since Sony released the PlayStation 5. Finally, finally, after two years of high demand and global supply chain issues causing a relatively short supply, the company says it should now be much easier for you to get your hands on a PS5.
Will PS5 ever be easy to get?The console has been almost impossible to buy ever since launch, though it's slowly getting easier to find. While stock still sells out faster than retailers can supply it, it's also re-appearing faster than ever.
Why is it rare to get a PS5?Despite launching two years ago, demand for the PS5 remains high. And, unfortunately, supply remains low. There are multiple factors contributing to the supply shortage, but the overall takeaway heading into the 2022 holiday shopping season is that the PS5 console remains hard to find.
Will the PS5 restock in 2023?In the first quarter of 2023, we've seen more restocks of PlayStation 5 bundles than the standalone console. The most common PS5 bundle available right now comes with God of War Ragnarok. God of War Ragnarok is also bundled with the PS5 Digital Edition.
Where can I get PS5 2022?
PS5 In Stock and Availability Checker
- Walmart currently have stock of PS5 Console (Digital Edition).
- GameStop ($59.99) currently have stock of PS5 DualSense Controller.
- Amazon ($59.00) currently have stock of PS5 HD Camera.
- Amazon ($29.99) currently have stock of PS5 Media Remote.
How often Walmart sells PS5?Walmart usually restocks the Sony console every month (and sometimes every other month to increase supply).
How many years until PS5 is widely available?Despite this, the tech industry is dealing with semiconductor shortages that have made manufacturing devices like the PS5 much more difficult, and some estimate this shortage will last well into 2023 (and possibly 2024). So just how available the console will be in the coming months remains to be seen.
Is PS5 Slim coming?PS5 Slim vs PS5
In some ways, we've already got a PS5 Slim. Back in August 2022, Sony launched the CFI-1202A model of PS5, which weighs 300g less than the CFI-1102A model released in 2021 and a whopping 600g less than the original launch model from 2020.