In a report from Bloomberg, information regarding the current shortage of PlayStation 5 consoles was shared. According to statements from Sony's Chief Financial Officer, PS5 demand isn’t calming down and even if the company were to produce more PlayStation 5 units next year, it’s unlikely that it'll help them catch up with that demand.
PS5 Shortages May Carry Over Into 2022
We’ve talked a bit about the global semiconductor shortage impacting things like console sales on Prima in the past. As frustrating as it is, console shortage continues to be relevant, with PlayStation 5 consoles being increasingly difficult to get a hold of.
With things slowly getting back to normal in regards to semiconductor production, the hope is that it’ll soon be easier to buy a PS5 as more units are produced. In a report from Bloomberg, it sounds like this may not be the case for a while, though.
In fact, PS5 shortages may very well end up continuing into 2022 even as Sony works hard to catch up with consumer demand. As outlined in the Bloomberg article, Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki told a group of analysts that demand doesn’t appear to be calming, making it difficult to catch up with that demand even as more units are produced.
“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,” Totoki explained.
The Bloomberg article takes care to mention that the individuals who shared this information asked not to be named as the briefing itself wasn’t public. A Sony spokesperson also declined to comment on the matter.
All in all, no matter what the full extent of the situation may be, it's clear that Sony is aware of the high demand for PS5 consoles and are working to meet that demand as best they can. After all, it’s in their benefit to be able to sell PS5 consoles to anyone who wants one.
We hope things will improve in a quicker manner, and that people will have an easier time buying a PS5 moving into 2022. As more information regarding PS5 supply and demand is shared, we’ll be sure to relay that info to you.
Until then, what do you think of Bloomberg’s article and the statements that Hiroki Totoki made concerning supply struggling to catch up to demand? Let us know on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!