Sony claims it’s got the parts to start pumping out more PS5 consoles by 2022, so maybe that means you’ll finally be able to snag one.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last twelve months, it’s been an absolute struggle to get your hands on a PS5. It’s led to some shady shenanigans and even major retailers getting hacked. 2021 is truly a wild time to be a gamer.
Which is why a recent web earnings call has us particularly excited. The call (which was handily transcribed by VGC) saw Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki state that the company believes they have secured enough components to produce at least 12 million more PS5 systems by March 2022.
“The shortage of semiconductors has impacts in various areas and through various measures, we have been taking some action,” Totoki said.
“For PS5, the target has been set for the number of units to be sold this year, and we have secured the number of chips that is necessary to achieve that. Regarding the supply of semiconductors, we are not concerned.”
Interestingly, this comes a bit over a week after Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan told Reuters via email, “We’ve built more PlayStations faster than we ever have before which makes me happy. But on the other hand, we’re some time from being able to meet all the demand that’s out there, which makes me feel bad.”
Is somebody telling fibs?
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The semiconductor (also called ‘chips’) shortage has been an issue plaguing much of the tech world for the last year. As a result video game companies are feeling the pinch, as are other smartphone and car manufacturers. If Sony has indeed gotten its hot little hands on the chips, fingers crossed a strong portion of the PS5 units it produces will make their way to our shores.
Also FYI: if you’re wondering why Sony are being so specific with their time frame, that’s because it’s in line with the company’s current fiscal year, which as you might’ve already guessed, ends March 31, 2022.
Guess it’s time to start refreshing those shopping online carts then, hey?
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