Available for eight months now, it is still very complicated to get your hands on a PS5. Whether it’s the standard model or the digital version, stocks are scarce and frustrate many players. However, everything seems to be going well for Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The firm has just proudly announced that sales of the PS5 have exceeded 10 million copies sold on July 18, making it the fastest selling console in the history of video games. Yet the shortage is expected to last for many more months according to Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Jim Ryan “feels bad” about the PS5 shortage
Sony Interactive Entertainment / Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment
After many hopeful statements, the demand for PS5s is far too high and the semiconductor shortage seems endless. So, despite Sony’s best efforts to get as many consoles on sale as possible, and the first satisfactory (and even historic) results, it seems that the shortage around the PS5 is set to last for a long time.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, was quite pessimistic and confided that he “feels bad” about not being able to meet fans’ demand.
We’ve been producing more PlayStations faster than we have in the past, which I’m happy about. But the downside is that it’s going to be a while before we can meet all the existing demand. And I feel bad about that.
Our partners are doing a great job on our behalf, but the chip shortage is clearly a challenge we all face.
Earlier this month,Intel ‘s CEO was quite pessimistic about Sony and Microsoft’s new console inventories. According to him, the shortages could last for many years. As a result of this problem, a number of rumors already mention the production of new PS5 Slim using another kind of semiconductors. Alas, nothing official at the moment.
As a reminder, Sony has set itself the goal of <a href=”https://www.presse-citron.net/ps5-sony-a-de-tres-grosses-ambitions-a-partir-de-2022/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener”>very big ambitions from the year 2022 with the goal of selling more than 22 million PS5 in a single year. A feat that will be difficult to achieve if the shortage persists.