AMD CEO Says Xbox Series X, PS4 and PC Part Shortages Won’t Be Ending Soon

The CEO of a AMD, Lisa Su, it let­ting it be known that sup­ply short­ages for gam­ing con­soles, desk­top CPUs and GPUs, will con­tin­ue until the sec­ond half of 2021. The PlaySta­tion 5, Xbox Series X and Series S will be impact­ed the most.

The news was includ­ed with AMD’s full-year finan­cial report (Tom’s Hard­ware), which showed the com­pa­ny far sur­pass­ing its past earn­ing records with a strong fourth quar­ter. This was par­tial­ly due to the launch of new AMD prod­ucts, includ­ing cur­rent gen­er­a­tion con­soles, AMD’s Zen‑3 Ryzen CPUs and the RX 6000 series graph­ic cards.

Sup­ply for these items has been min­i­mal since launch, and Su expects this to con­tin­ue until there’s new pro­duc­tion capac­i­ty avail­able. Su also men­tioned that low­er-cost­ing parts for low-end PCs and both con­soles will be affect­ed the most. This is due to the over­whelm­ing demand, but new stock of high­er-end prod­ucts looks more pos­i­tive over the same timeframe.

Nvidia is cur­rent­ly in the same sit­u­a­tion. Their stock of its RTX 30-series GPUs won’t be any bet­ter off until at least April of this year. 

Get­ting ahold of a PlaySta­tion 5 and Xbox Series X has been near­ly impos­si­ble since launch (unless you bought one from a scalper). This isn’t at all sur­pris­ing, but the pan­dem­ic has made it par­tic­u­lar­ly frus­trat­ing to find one, because no one is putting them on retail shelves. 

Microsoft was expect­ing stock issues to con­tin­ue until March, but it’s yet to be seen how AMD plans to increase its pro­duc­tion to help alle­vi­ate the issues of demand. 

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