Sony has already sold 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles and aims to sell another 14.8 million in the next 12 months. However, Bloomberg The tech giant reports to analysts that it has warned that consoles will continue to run short until 2022.
Demand for PS5 is strong, but it will be difficult to find PS5 in stores at the moment because it is difficult to increase production due to a global shortage of semiconductors. Earlier, Sony predicted supply would recover later this year, but no longer believes it. No new estimates have been set for when supply will improve.
“I don’t think demand will settle this year. Even if we secure more devices and produce more PlayStation 5 units next year, our supply will not be able to keep up with demand,” said Chief Financial Officer. The person in charge said. Hiroki Totoki is reported to have said it in a private briefing.
However, this is good news. Sony believes that console demand isn’t just driven by pandemics that force consumers to seek entertainment at home. Also, even with a limited supply, the PS5 was able to sell a very successful PS4 during the initial period of availability.
Rivals Nintendo and Microsoft are also suffering from supply issues with their own consoles (Microsoft predicts they will be mitigated by July). PlayStation and Xbox use AMD-designed APUs manufactured on TSMC’s 7 nm foundry, while Nintendo’s Switch has Nvidia-designed chipsets also manufactured on TSMC (but on older 16 nm nodes). ..