What’s actually happening?
It is worth explaining why this is happening.
In September 2020 Sony already knew stock levels were not going to meet demand. They promised more pre-orders by Christmas and we did see that in some cases.
A mixture of huge demand for gaming, which rose again in 2020, and the demands of producing a console in a pandemic meant Sony could not keep up with demand for the new console. Huge titles such as Cyberpunk launches only fuelled this further.
Sony predicts 8.5 million units will have been made by the end of March 2021 and originally said general demand will only be met in the first few months of 2021.
That deadline is well past and they’re still struggling to meet demand nearly a year on.