Sony bigwig Jim Ryan told an audience at the PlayStation Partner Awards a few days ago that Sony has resolved PS5’s stock shortages. His message, targeted at publishing partners, added that it will be able to deliver the new-gen console to “many customers in Japan and Asia” starting “this year-end shopping season and into 2023”. Supply has been more readily available worldwide of late, although we’re not sure we’d describe the situation as resolved – anecdotally, we’re still yet to actually see a system in a shop.
Nevertheless, Ryan sounds confident, and continued his speech with an apology: “We apologise for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Many fascinating titles were born in Japan and Asia in 2022, and I look forward to honouring them for their outstanding achievements today.”