Sony devoted itself to attempt to restock the PlayStation 5 as quickly as possible so players could enjoy their upcoming games in the best way possible. However, that may be easier said than done when it comes to getting the necessary parts to make that happen.
The problem lies in semiconductors. Even though other parts are fairly easy to get in stock, these are getting tougher to come by – and they’re required to make the hardware work. Takeshi Kamebuchi, a director for Toshiba’s semiconductor business, recently spoke out about the shortage. “The supply of chips will remain very tight until at least September next year. In some cases, we may find some customers not being fully served until 2023.” The company has already turned around investing in this part, and is already considering opening up another factory to get the job done. But, as you might guess, it does take time to do these things.
Kamebuchi even pointed out game consoles specifically on this, as makers “are among the customers making the strongest demands, and I’m sincerely sorry for their frustration as none of them have a 100 percent satisfaction.”
So if you see a PlayStation 5 come across your path, you’d best snag it – because it’s likely to get more difficult as time goes on.
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