Getting a PS5 console is now much easier thanks to more supply

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Since the PlayStation 5’s launch back in November 2020, getting a PS5 console has been notoriously difficult. Not just in Australia, either, with worldwide chip supply issues a significant reason behind game console shortages.

For those who have yet to buy into the current generation of consoles, fret no more. While last year’s pre-Christmas supply of PS5 consoles was bountiful, a recent update from Sony confirmed wider availability of its flagship gaming device. Isabelle Tomatis, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Vice President of Brand, Hardware and Peripherals broke the news to those who have so far missed out.

“To all our fans: thank you for your patience as we navigated unprecedented demand for the PS5 console amid global challenges,” Tomatis said. “If you’re looking to purchase a PS5 console, you should now have a much easier time finding one at retailers globally.”

PS5 console availability comes just in time

The timing of the update makes sense from a brand strategy perspective, with Sony ramping up its release schedule. Just last week, the premium customisable DualSense Edge controller launched, and the PlayStation VR2 headset is out this February along with plenty of games. There’s also the accessible Project Leonardo controller as announced at CES 2023, although it might be further away than a 2023 release.

A quick search across the likes of Amazon, JB Hi-Fi, and EB Games indicates plenty of PlayStation 5 stock around the country. Another benefit of the increased console availability is the capacity for different bundles, including a relatively new two-controller pack, letting you play local multiplayer straight out of the box.

Sony also hyped up its upcoming schedule of games launching throughout the year, alongside its existing library via its “Live from PS5” ads. Some of the major titles out soon include Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Final Fantasy XVI, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, among many others.

As for whether you should get a PlayStation 5 now that they’re readily available? While expensive, there are plenty of fantastic games best played on the current-gen console. Several of them made our best games of 2022 list, including God of War Ragnarok, a game commended at The Game Awards 2022 across multiple categories. In short: yes, now’s a great time to grab Sony’s current console, and it’s only going to get better with more games.

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