PS5 Production Issues Due To Semiconductor Shortage, Says Sony

PS5 Production Issues Due To Semiconductor Shortage, Says Sony

Months after its initial release the PS5 is still not an easy console to obtain, with scammers and scalpers continuing to take advantage of the hasty and impatient while Sony struggles to keep up with demand. Unfortunately this status quo doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, with Sony recently revealing that an ongoing shortage of semiconductors and other components are to blame for low PS5 production.

During a recent earnings report, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki spoke about the current issues regarding the company’s attempts at keeping up with demand for the PS5. “It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components,” Totoki explained.

We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”

The plus side here – in Sony’s case – is that the company is still on track to reach its current-year sales target of 7.6 million PS5 units sold by the end of this March. That translates out to about $9 billion in operating profits, with roughly 30% of that coming from game and network services. As of December 2020 Sony was at 4.5 million PS5’s sold, which lines up with the PS4’s launch.

Thoughts on why Sony’s been unable to keep up with demand for the PS5? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

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Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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