PS5 launched in November 2020 and it quickly became very hard to find; I’m still in total shock when I found one at Walmart in December of that year. This lack of availability is partly due to a global semiconductor shortage as well as other logistics and supply chain issues. For what it’s worth, Microsoft also has an Xbox shortage problem, as does Nintendo with the Switch to an extent. No one is safe
Sony also confirmed at CES that the PS5 has now reached 30 million units sold globally. December 2022 is the PS5’s all-time high sales month, even surpassing the console’s launch month.
So now that there are more PS5s, does that mean we’ll see a new model soon? Well, there continue to be rumors of a thinner PS5 model, but nothing has been confirmed yet. I’m just scared of a viable professional model; my TV stand isn’t equipped to handle how big that thing is.
When it comes to new hardware, however, Sony has announced Project Leonardo, a customizable accessibility controller for the PS5.
Project Leonardo features a circular base and a set of interchangeable buttons and joysticks that can be fully customized to the specific needs of the player. No official release information, including pricing or release date, was mentioned in the blog or on stage at CES, only that the controller is still “currently in development”.