Sony expects shortages of the PlayStation 5 to last into 2022.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, it is said that Sony expects shortages of the highly sought after PS5 to last into 2022.
Sony Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki brought the news and tipped investors that these shortages may continue into next year.
“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PS5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand”.
Sony has reported selling 7.8 million PS5 consoles as of March 31st which has overtaken sales of its predecessor the PS4 at launch. The PS4 also sold well however has reached a total of 115.9 million sales at the end of March.
“We have sold more than 100 million units of the PlayStation 4 and considering our market share and reputation, I can’t imagine demand dropping easily.”
If Sony want to surpass PS4 sales, they will have to considerably crank up manufacturing on the next-gen consoles.
The shortage has been mainly caused by a struggle to gather needed parts for the consoles such as semiconductors. This shortage has also affected the production of Nintendo Switch consoles which players have also been struggling to locate over the last year.
However, Sony have mentioned that they are thinking of redesigning the PS5 in a bid to make it easier to manufacture, hopefully this means we will be able to get our hands on the console soon!
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