Every year the video game industry grows bigger and bigger. If anything, the last year or so has only boosted the sales of both hardware and software. This is perhaps made more outstanding when you consider that both Sony and Microsoft have released their new consoles during this time. And, just a month ago we learned that the PS5 is the fastest-selling console in US history. So, you’re probably wondering why you can’t seem to find a PS5 to purchase?
Well, even if we consider the depressing existence of (even-more-than-usual) scalpers, the main issue is related to stock shortages in several components. And because demand has been so high – Sony just can’t make them fast enough. And unfortunately, the situation isn’t going to change anytime soon. At least according to what was said by Sony Group Corp. Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki in a briefing to analysts (as per this Bloomberg report). Quoted in the article, Totoki states:
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 demandBloomberg
So the crazy ‘buy-it-if-you-find-it’ nonsense anyone hoping to purchase Sony’s new console over the last few months has experienced may continue well into 2022.