You may have noticed, PS5 is particularly difficult to find in stores, and not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the last briefing at the close of the financial quarter, Sony discussed the topic , which is very close to the hearts of so many players who can’t find one.
« It is difficult for us to increase PS5 production in the midst of the shortage of semiconductors and other components,» , chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki revealed to shareholders. p>
A situation that had been “predicted” in some way by the experts, who had suggested that there would be important limitations at the production level and that the shortage of consoles would not have been linked to the will of the Japanese platform owner.
The same AMD, which supplies the chips for both next-generation platforms (including Xbox Series X | S), had anticipated the extension for at least the first six months of the year of the stock emergency.
Despite the scarce availability, PlayStation 5 still had a super launch, distributing almost 5 million units in just over one month.
Sony’s forecast is that 7.6 million consoles will be sold by March 31, 2021 , so these difficulties shouldn’t have a particularly dramatic impact.
The Japanese company doesn’t even seem worried about the need to sell the console at a loss, in order to offer it at a commercially viable price.
Availability is also a problem for the competition, for the same reasons, to the point that for Xbox Series X the difficulties are expected to last for two months longer than planned.
If you want to get ready for the return of PS5 on sale, we recommend that you don’t lose sight of its page on Amazon.