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Sony CFO States Supply For PlayStation 5 To Tail Behind Demand Well Through 2022


Posted on May 10, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Most exciting about the latest PlayStation 5 is not just the next-level of gaming that is to be unique to the platform, but also the surprising performance of the system right out of the door. Now counting at 7.8 million units as of last month, the PlayStation 5 also overtook the amount of hardware allocated to its predecessor. In that, the latest iteration sold 200,000 more than the PlayStation 4 in the same amount of time.

But, the PlayStation 5 is also being withheld of its full potential in the market. That is to blame for the lacking silicon available to manufacture said console. Even more, Sony acknowledged that semiconductors is the biggest concern. However, that is not only a problem for the Japanese company. Elsewhere, United States 46th President Joe Biden shared to investigate the problem to better assist the economy in the western hemisphere.

Still though, it seems that the full availability for PlayStation 5 is to resume later than projected. In a statement transcribed by Bloomberg, Sony tells that the light stock for the systems is to be stagnant until the latter half of 2022 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.

Horoki Totoki, Sony Chief Financial Officer

In the past, AMD that produces the semiconductors and other required silicon for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and even PC components told that the wait would extend until June 2021. But taken from the new statement from Sony, it appears that demand is still too high for the PlayStation 5 to be easily available. More unfortunate is there’s still no efficient way to deflect the ongoing scalping for newer consoles still.

Perhaps the statement could be only a projection. In the past, Bloomberg has inaccurately reported on the status of refreshed stock for PlayStation 5. At the time, Sony told gamesindustry.biz that Bloomberg’s report is false on the number of produced systems for launch. You can read the full report by heading here.

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Source: Bloomberg

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