PlayStation fans who are looking to play the waiting game for new supplies of the PlayStation 5 may still have a tough road ahead of them, as PS5 shortages will likely continue to next year says Sony.
In an interview conducted by Bloomberg, Sony group financial officer Hiroki Totoki disclosed to analysts in a private briefing that it was hard to keep up with demands for the new console due to lack of parts in creating new batches of the next gen system.
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.
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.
Easily one of the most sought after items in the market today, the PS5 launched in November of last year and has since gone to become a very hard to find system in the worldwide marketplace. Scalpers and resellers have taken advantage of this drought, and a digital or disc based PS5 system can go for twice as much as its regular price — an unfavorable situation for customers that Sony is trying to fix by making more systems when they can manage.
Speaking of the PS5, Corsair has said the PS5 SCUF controllers will be out pretty early compared to other competitors — and you can read about that here.