Component shortage will make buying a PS5 during festive season even more difficult

Earlier today we covered the two month-long delay that Steam announced for the Deck handheld console, dashing many people’s hopes of picking one up during the upcoming festive season.

Now, Sony may be preparing to issue a similar statement, with a Bloomberg report (paywall) confirming that the company is suffering from component shortages when it comes to the PlayStation 5.

With the PS5 being one of the most difficult current-gen consoles to pick up at the moment, it looks like the search to get one during December will prove even more difficult.

While no official spokesperson has come forward from the Japanese company’s gaming division on the matter, sources close to the developments tell Bloomberg that logistics remain a challenge, particularly in the face of an unprecedented chip storage impacting the entire electronics industry.

As The Verge points out, despite its difficulties, Sony has been able to ship quite a few units, with it currently on track to manufacture and ship 15 million units between April 2021 and March 2022, which is one million less than the company initially targeted for this financial year.

As for next financial year starting April 2022, Sony has bullishly predicted as many as 22 million units being shipped, but some key production partners have told the company to temper its expectations and anticipate another tough year in terms of getting PS5 consoles into the hands of eager players.

Either way, when the festive season does hit and PS5’s become available for a limited time, it is best to act as quickly as possible. That said, you should also be on the lookout for scams, that will try to harp on the desires of eager gamers.




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