Playstation 5 – PlayStation 5 to be in short supply till second half of 2021 due to chip shortage
Despite being launched last year, the Sony PlayStation 5 is still facing short supply. Since its launch, the newest console iteration has seen great demand across the globe, but this demand is met with short supply due to the global chip shortage.
According to a FinancialTimes report (Via MySmartPrice), Sony has been struggling to maintain the supply of the PS5 consoles. Previously, the company had stated that the shortage in supply is due to the manufacturing constraints that was being faced because of the pandemic. However now, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, Jim Ryan, has now stated that the PS5 supply will start picking up in the second half of this year.
For those unaware, Sony has been struggling to keep up with the rising demand for its latest generation of gaming console. Ryan further added that the demand for the PS5 was higher than what had been expected, and that the complexities of the supply chain issues resulted in a lower supply. But, the CEO believes that the supply will get better every month throughout 2021. He said that “The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather throughout the course of the year, so by the time we get to the second half of , you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed.”
Similar to Sony, Microsoft is also struggling to keep up with the demand for its own consoles. Microsoft’s Vice President of Gaming, Phil Spencer, said that the company is also pushing AMD to supply more chips. Although, the supply chain constraints are expected to last till April 2021.
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