Sony is warning that the ongoing PS5 shortage may continue through 2022. This is according to a Bloomberg report, where Sony management informed analysts that demand is far outpacing supply. Even despite the shortages, the PS5 is selling better than the PS4.
CFO Hiroki Totoki claimed to have spoken on the matter with analysts during a meeting, saying: “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.”
A spokesperson for Sony declined to make a comment when approached by Bloomberg.
Tokoki went on to say that Sony is trying to “ramp up production as soon as possible and make sure there are consoles on store shelves.”
Nintendo has also recently acknowledged that Switch shortages may continue, partly due to the demand of semiconductors. Microsoft is suffering the same problems both companies are, and warned that shortages of Xbox Series X|Ss will continue.