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.
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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.
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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.
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.