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PS5 Stock Shortage Will Continue Throughout 2022

It’s not looking good for PlayStation fans who haven’t bought a PS5 yet – the shortage will continue for the rest of 2022 and maybe even longer!

The low supply of PlayStation consoles has been well documented ever since the PS5 came out in November 2020. Gamers across the world have struggled to find restocks of the console, with actually buying one being even more difficult.

Even if the PS5 restocks will continue over the coming months, the supply will still be very low.

Unfortunately, the PS5 stock shortage probably won’t change any time in 2022 either. This is thanks to new information from in Sony’s quarterly earnings report.

Read More: Why Is There a Shortage of PS5s?

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PS5 Supply Will Be Low For 2022 & Possibly Beyond

Reports last Summer suggested that the PS5 stock shortage could be over by 2022. However, new information directly from Sony has extinguished what little hope gamers had of seeing shelves full of PS5s.

Sony’s quarterly earnings reports last night revealed a lot of important information including the total number of PS5s sold so far as well as an increase in PlayStation Plus subscriptions.

This isn’t a surprise considering the great February PS Plus free games lineup.

Unfortunately, it also came with some bad news regarding the ongoing PS5 shortage in 2022.

Also Read: Most Anticipated PS5 Games Coming in 2022

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In an analyst call (via Eurogamer), Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki addressed the shortage of PS5 consoles in 2022. He said: “The ongoing chip shortages and logistics confusion will keep affecting PlayStation 5 production”.

Additionally, the CFO admitted that it is “hard to foresee” how the chip situation would be in the second half of 2022 as well.

Read More: PlayStation Responds – Will The Call of Duty Series Stay On PS4 & PS5?

This will be a major disappointment to gamers who haven’t managed to get a PS5 yet as stock shortages will mean getting the new console will continue to be difficult.

Let’s hope that the chip shortage gets under control before the end of 2022 so that PS5s can become more readily available in the near future.

In the meantime though, the best way to secure a PS5 is from Sony itself. Find out how to sign up for PlayStation Direct email invite restocks.

Finally, PS4 and PS5 owners can see their gaming time and trophies from the last year. Here’s how to check your 2021 PlayStation Wrap-Up report.

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Trevor Halvorsen

Sunday 5th of June 2022

It’s enough to make you switch to a rivals gaming platform where supply isn’t in such short supply. I suppose my trusty PS4 will have to soldier on for a bit longer if I still want to support Sony and their PlayStation franchise. I’m not prepared to wait forever though because more and more games are being developed for maximising the PS5’s full potential to the point where the PS4 version is seriously compromised.

Sunday 13th of March 2022

F it. Given up on video games and have better things to do.

Jumbo

Friday 4th of March 2022

System still almost impossible to find; I gave up. Availability prob won’t improve until Holiday 2023, at earliest. Better off waiting until ps5-pro, or even ps6

John

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

It's not the chip shortage. I can find hundreds to thousands of PS5 being sold online. By scalpers. Charging 150%-300% While the shortage is a contributing factor, scalping is the current direct cause of the greater portion of the issue.

Gavriel

Saturday 5th of February 2022

"great February ps plus lineup" Man someone's desperate for Sony review codes. Either than article crossed over from a far better parallel universe because I really dont see what anyone could possible see as great about an EA sports title, an entry in a niche genre that is basically just "ok", or standalone dlc amounting to 2% of a game from a decade ago that immediately shoves advertisements for a real game (that isnt even out yet) in your face upon starting it up.

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