Sony anticipates that PS5 shortages should last into 2022
- May 11, 2021
Sony hopes to battle to meet the demands for PS5 into 2022, as indicated by another report from Bloomberg. This news drops via Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki, who cautioned investors that PS5 deficiencies will probably proceed for years to come.
“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 PS5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” Totoki said, according to Bloomberg.
As of March 31, Sony announced selling 7.8 million PS5 systems, which is marginally more than the PS4 sold within its initial five months available. However, the PS4 itself has kept on performing great, arriving at 115.9 million units sold as of the finish of March.
“We have sold more than 100 million units of the PlayStation 4 and considering our market share and reputation, I can’t imagine demand dropping easily,” Totoki said to investors. Sony said it needs to continue to ramp up PS5 production if it wants to stay on track with (or surpass) the PS4’s sales figures.
The main reason Sony has battled to satisfy PS5 needs has to do with a lack of parts like semiconductors. Semiconductor deficiencies have additionally affected production of Nintendo Switch systems, which have been hard to track down for the majority of a year and are likewise expected to be scant for a long time to come.
Both Sony and Nintendo are supposed to have equipment corrections anticipated PS5 and Switch, respectively, however neither one of the companies has affirmed what these redesigns will involve.