PlayStation 5 Stock Update: Short Supply Till Second Half of 2021 Due to Chip Shortage

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan said that the demand for PS5 was greater than anticipated.

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Sony PlayStation 5 was launched last year. Since its launch, the gaming console has been in the news – not just for the specs onboard with the supported titles but also for being out of stock. The PlayStation 5, aka PS5, has seen a huge demand. The demand is so high that it went out of stock within minutes of its availability. Sony has been struggling to maintain the stock for its PS5. The company previously said the shortage of supply is due to the manufacturing constraints amid the pandemic. Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, Jim Ryan, has now said that the PS5 supply will start to pick up in the second half of 2021. Let’s take a look at what the Sony CEO said about the PS5 sale and other details.

Sony PlayStation 5 stock will start to pick up in the second half of 2021, says company CEO

Sony has been struggling to keep up with the demand for the PS5. The gaming console has remained out of stock for the most part of the year since its launch. Sony previously stated that the PS5 units were out of stock due to the shortage of chips inside.

Now, SIE President and CEO, Jim Ryan, has said that the PS5 supply will start to pick up in the second half of 2021. During an interaction with The Washington Post and the Financial Times, Ryan said that the demand for PS5 was greater than anticipated. He further said that the complexities of the supply chain issues resulted in a slightly lower supply. The CEO now believes that the PS5 supply will get better every month throughout 2021. “The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather throughout the course of the year, so by the time we get to the second half of [2021], you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed,” he said.

Sony is not the only one struggling with maintaining the stock of its gaming console. Microsoft’s VP of Gaming Phil Spencer said that the company is pushing AMD to produce more chips. As per previous projections, the supply chain constraints are projected to continue until April 2021.

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