As PlayStation 5 Celebrates One Year SIE Boss Jim Ryan Promises to Ship as Many Units as Possible To Meet Historic Demand

As PlayStation 5 Celebrates One Year, SIE Boss Jim Ryan Promises to 'Ship as Many Units as Possible' To Meet 'Historic Demand'

Richard Walker

With today marking one year since PlayStation 5 first launched, Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO Jim Ryan has made a pledge to “ship as many units as possible”, amid stock of the console still being remarkably difficult to come by. Ryan thanked fans for their patience, as SIE strive to meet high demand, despite “unprecedented global challenges”.

“We continue to see historic demand for PS5 and we understand the inventory constraints remain a source of frustration for many of our customers,” Ryan writes on the PlayStation Blog. “Rest assured that we are laser-focused on doing everything in our power to ship as many units as possible, it’s something we work on every day across the company and remains my top priority.” However, it appears that PS5 stock shortages could persist well into 2022, although Sony is hoping to target 22 million consoles sold by March 2022.

PlayStation 5 quickly became Sony's most successful console launch ever, and in the last year, PS5 games like Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Deathloop have proved to be enormously successful. SIE currently has 25 first-party projects in development at PlayStation Studios, so there's a lot more to come, including the likes of Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West in March 2022, and God of War Ragnarök.

“A busy year indeed, and we are just getting started with PS5,” said Ryan. “The imaginative game creators and publishing partners we work with have launched more than 360 games on PS5.” He also noted that more than 4.6 billion hours of gameplay have been clocked on PS5, with Fortnite leading the numbers, followed closely by Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, FIFA 21, NBA 2K21, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Destiny 2, MLB The Show 21, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and NBA 2K22.


  • then watch half get nabbed up by more scalpers.
  • Most this 'demand' is bloody scalpers

    I have though been looking out to get a 2nd, mainly for my friend so then 2 sets hands helping each other
  • Even if they get around the semi-conductor issue and the scalper issue for PS5, if you live in the US, Jimmy’s words here mean less than shot due to all our ports being backed up harder than my constipated bowels
  • Stop selling them online and start putting them in-store, set the limit to one per person and the scalpers will start to disappear. The convenience of buying online with bots is what has caused this problem. Or have everyone do an online roulette thing as sony does with their online store so bots can't order 50 for one person.
  • Exactly what Maxstuff says. This is the only way.
  • Yesterday I saw that CEX are selling them for £800. Dirty fucking bastards
  • Maxstuf is right, this will.solve the solution of scalpers. Just put people on a pre-order list in the stores
  • I still haven't been ably to get a PS5 a whole year later, I don't have time to sit there all day refreshing online shops all day every day for a 30 second window to buy a console.
  • guys i feel like alot of u don't preorder... i don't know the situation in the country u live in but over here i went to a store 1 month before release and 5 months later i had one....
  • So when will a model with a decently sized hard-drive be made available? Preferably with a better design, too?
  • Can't believe it's been 1 year already, time flies
  • @SoPoF At this rate probably not until 2023 or 24
  • @Newgame From what Ive seen, no one seems to be offering backorders.

    I was lucky and got mine on release day because I managed to snag a preorder (which took 8 hours of effort) the day they started offering them, so I havent made it a big point to find any in stock, but any time Ive ever taken a look for friends, retailers all just list it as "sold out" so you basically have to get really lucky to not only find one in stock, but to actually get one because bots are grabbing them all up.

    I haven't seen anyone offering backorders since then.
  • @Mikeypoopants

    i mean i went to a store and i put 50 euro down payment and waited, the store had just a preorder list so nothing was online so i feel like more stores just need to make a list people can put on and then just wait and all the stock they get just goes to this list i managed to get 2 this way but ofcouse it took longer for the other one.
  • I wonder how many PS5 were produced in the first year? How does this compare to the first year of PS4?

    Causes are obvious but wondering how big the difference is
  • Just bought one used from a friend. He just had a kid so there isn’t a lot of time to play for him. I was getting tired of calling all the stores in town.
  • Preorder a console??? There's none in stock. Stores are all empty.
  • You need to register before being able to post comments

Game navigation