As part of today’s financial report, Sony boasted PS5 sales and growth in the rest of its services, but the company also raised the console’s supply issue.
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said the PS5 shortage could last until March 31, 2022. The company still expects to surpass PS4 shipments by that time, which had 14.8 million units.
As I said earlier, we aim to surpass PS4 sales in the second year of the PS5’s life. Will we be able to significantly increase supplies? Most probably not.
Totoki said the PS5 shortage is primarily due to a shortage of semiconductors. Sony is already thinking about potential solutions – looking for components from aftermarket manufacturers, or redesigning the console.
By the way, Microsoft is not doing well either. The company said that difficulties with the supply of the Xbox Series will last at least until June this year.