Looks like the shortage of PS5 will continue onward to 2022. This comes from Bloomberg‘s report, where they say that Sony has spoken to a “group of analysts” on the matter of PS5 console shortages. And looks like the issue will continue in 2022. No one said it’s going to be easy anyway, considering the world’s situation right now.
“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 PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” Hiroki Totoki says in his conversation with analysts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the production of console, but not only that but also the trade war between the United States and China has an impact on the matter. AMD, which is producing the chips for PS5, has been expecting shortages in 2021, looks like that’s also going to take longer.
It was reported before that Sony had been trying to increase the production rate of PS5, and they were having talks with AMD for chips. Looks like things didn’t go that smooth in that one.