PlayStation Boss ‘Feels Bad’ PS5 Shortages Will Continue For ‘Some Time’
While PS5 acquisition success stories are continuing to pour in via social media, by and large the majority of Sony fans have still been unable to obtain the much desired console due to a mixture of component shortages, bots, scalpers, and scammers. While third-party retail companies have proven that the latter few can’t really be dealt with, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has spoken out about the ongoing shortages, promising that Sony is doing everything it can to catch up to demand.
In a recent interview with Reuters, PlayStation head Jim Ryan spoke about the PS5 shortage and the long road ahead to alleviating the imbalance between supply and demand. “We’ve built more PlayStations faster than we ever have before which makes me happy. But on the other hand, we’re some time from being able to meet all the demand that’s out there, which makes me feel bad,” Ryan said.
Our partners are performing really well for us, but the chip shortage is definitely a challenge that we are all navigating.”
On the positive side of things, Jim Ryan thinks that availability may improve by the end of the year. “We know that it’s still difficult for gamers to get PS5, and we’re very sorry about that,” Ryan responded when asked by Famitsu if availability will improve for the holiday season.
There are signs that things are loosening up a bit, but we still have a lot of work to do.”
Despite the ongoing shortages Sony recently passed an impressive milestone, with the company recently announcing that the PS5 has sold over 10 million units globally. Still, there’s plenty of work to do to get consoles into the hands of honest gamers that aren’t trying to make a quick buck.
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