PlayStation 5 shortages to continue into 2022
Been meaning to get your hands on the new Playstation or have never have one and gunning for the new and latest model instead?
Well just to let you know, consoles for the PlayStation 5 have been rather difficult to get hold off since it’s launch. And from the looks of it based on demand, the conditions are not likely to change anytime soon.
If you remember, Sony’s newest machine was launched last year in November 2020, and since then has been faced with shortages in stock. With the pandemic looming over everyone’s heads, parts for the console like semiconductors are not easily available.
This skewered ratio of demand versus supply has led many a scalper to quickly snap up stock whenever it does appear and then selling it, hugely overpriced sad to say, on sites like eBay.
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki did tell investors: “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.
“We have sold more than 100m units of the PlayStation 4 and considering our market share and reputation, I can’t imagine demand dropping easily.”
Nintendo, on the other hand, has also warned that there may be a shortage of Switch consoles, potentially including the heavily-rumoured ‘Switch Pro’, into next year as well.