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Sony thinks the PS5 shortage could continue into next year
- Sony has reportedly warned that it could struggle to meet PS5 demand next year too.
- The news comes after Nintendo warned of possible Switch shortages later this year.
Getting a PS5 is a rather tough challenge right now due to the ongoing industry chip shortage. But there’s bad news for those hoping the console becomes easier to find.
Sony held a private briefing with analysts after reporting its recent financial results, Bloomberg reported, and it purportedly told attendees that PS5 shortages could stretch into next year.
“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,” chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki said, according to several attendees who asked not to be named by the outlet.
The news means those wanting to buy a PS5 a few days or weeks before Christmas or a birthday might have to buy the console months in advance if they can find it. There’s also no guarantee that those eyeing the console next year for whatever reason (e.g. waiting for more games) will actually be able to easily get their hands on one.
Sony isn’t the only gaming company forecasting struggles with console demand, as Nintendo recently warned that the chip shortage could affect the supply of Switch units for the rest of 2021.
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