PS5 Restock Issues Addressed By Sony
It’s no secret that Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been plagued with restock issues since the next-gen console’s launch late last year. Some of the reasoning for this can be placed upon the ongoing pandemic, while Sony has also blamed rampant production issues due to a shortage in semiconductors. Sony recently spoke about the PS5 restock issues, revealing that there are “other factors” at play that are preventing the company from meeting the constant demand for the product.
In a recent call to investors, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki revealed that there was currently nothing the company could do to directly address the restock issues bottlenecking sales of the PS5. Totoki acknowledges that the semiconductor shortage is still very much an issue, as are a few other things that the CFO doesn’t disclose during the call. “As I said earlier, we’re aiming for more sales volume than the PS4, but can we drastically increase the supply? No, that’s not likely,” Totoki explained.
The shortage of semiconductors is one factor, but there are other factors that will impact the production volume. So, at present, we’d like to aim at [beating] second year sales of 14.8 million, which was the second year of PS4.”
Despite the ongoing production issues, Sony is very much on track to beat the aforementioned second year sales numbers for the PS4. As of last month PS5 sales topped 7.8 million units sold worldwide, so even if the semiconductor issue isn’t resolved until next year, PS5 sales should handily beat those of the PS4, especially with the Holiday 2022 season driving up sales. In the meantime, those that have yet to snag a PS5 for themselves will soldier on, mashing their refresh buttons hoping to get lucky on a restock.
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