Reports by a partner in both Microsoft and Sony hint that there could be potential shortages of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles up until summer this year.
Although Sony and Microsoft have doubled up their production efforts in an attempt to meet the ever growing demand for the consoles, it has been suggested that both machines will still be in short supply up until summer of this year.
This comes as disappointing news to gamers hoping to get their hands on the latest next-gen consoles. AMD, the chipset and graphics manufacturer have also brought their analysis of the situation to the table, although it sounds like bad news, it gives gamers a ray of hope.
AMD produce different parts that are vital to both of the consoles, however they expect these shortages to continue until the second part of the year due to the fact they have to ship these parts for both consoles.
The CEO of the company Lisa Su had this to say:
“I think we’re getting great support from our manufacturing partners. The industry does need to increase the overall capacity levels and so we do see some tightness through the first half of the year, but there is added capacity in the second half.”
Although this news has been met with some frustration by gamers who had hoped to get their hands on the consoles as soon as they could, we have to to try and see the positive in this situation and try to remain optimistic.
These issues were set into motion by the current COVID-19 pandemic, which unfortunately is still going strong however they are hopeful that these shipping issues can be fixed by the summer of this year.
Although the shortage may take us into the latter part of the year, as time goes by the situation will greatly improve and hopefully we can all get our hands on those much anticipated consoles.
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