AMD News – PlayStation 5 stock shortages in UK ‘will last until July’
PlayStation 5 gamers have been hit by a massive blow amid reports shortages could last until the SUMMER.
The summer of 2021 could see stock levels finally normalise – but that is no guarantee, experts warn.
Shortages have been touted as lasting deep into July and August, with XBOX consoles also affected.
Sony released the PlayStation 5 in November and took masses of pre-orders.
But fans have been left gutted ever since, with stock levels limited and low across an array of leading UK retailers.
AMD‘s latest investor report confirms the company is struggling to meet demand for chips.
AMD‘s chief Lisa Su warned: “We do see some tightness through the first half of the year.”
“But there’s added capacity in the second half.”
That means we are likely to see shortages until July – at the best case scenario.
If demand dries up before summer, console shortages could end even earlier.
On November 12, Sony released two models of the PlayStation 5 in the US, and on November 19 in the UK.
But ever since, leading UK retailers have faced shortages despite a growing demand for the consoles.
Fans are concerned they still have not been able to get any as we head deeper into February.
There are reports a restock could be coming later this month, with some high profile high street British institutions backed to take a restock.
Any drop would be widely anticipated, with gaming fans scouring forums and social media channels for updates at the time of writing.