PlayStation has seen how since the launch of PS5, the console even managed to surpass the initial sales pace of PS4, a system that has ended up making history in the video game industry for its worldwide success. However, the other current reality is that many would like a unit of Sony’s console and yet find it impossible to get their hands on one. Unfortunately, this is not something that is going to change any time soon.
PlayStation’s hands tied in meeting PS5 demand
After a few months in which the Japanese company seemed to be expressing a clear intention to increase the pace of production of PS5, even reporting a media that in 2022 would launch a new design of PS5 to reduce the impact of the lack of components, we now know that at least these more than 7 months remaining 2021 everything will remain the same. This has been assured by the CFO of SIE, Hiroki Totoki (via Bloomberg):
“We don’t think demand will slacken in the slightest this year, and even if we get a lot more devices and thereby manage to produce more PS5 units next year, our supply would still be unable to catch up with demand. […] We have sold over 100 million PS4 units and considering our market reach and reputation, we can’t imagine that (demand) is going to drop easily.”
It is more than obvious that the present situation is worrying both Sony itself and gamers, as in many cases no matter how much interest one has in a PS5 it is practically impossible to secure one at present. To this situation, in addition, we must add that the Japanese company has begun to step on the accelerator already with some of its first exclusives for the next-generation console.