PS5 Stock Reportedly Being Reduced In 2022
Since the release of the next generation of major video game consoles late last year, namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 5, their life-cycles so far have largely been equally painted with the ongoing theme of being both the most powerful game consoles ever as well as being some of the hardest to ever obtain. This difficulty has largely been due to supply chain issues and the scarcity of certain raw materials needed to create the devices. Now, it has been suggested by Sony that their output of PS5 stock will be significantly reduced in the coming new year of 2022.
Bloomberg has recently reported on information given to them by sources close to Sony regarding production of the PlayStation 5. Sony recently held a conference call late in October informing about the company’s performance in its then-recently ended quarter. Sony had initially set expectations for 16 million PlayStation 5 units to be produced for their fiscal year that will end in March 2022. Now, according to Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki on the conference call, Sony will be reducing their output of PS5 stock from 16 million to 15 million units. This will supposedly make their target goal of 14.8 million PS5 units sold by March of 2022 difficult to achieve, but Totoki expects it to still be possible, saying:
At this time, there is no change to our FY21 unit sales target for PS5 hardware, but several factors are significantly impacting the supply of the product such as disruption of the global distribution supply chain and limitations on the supply of components, especially semiconductors,”
The PS5 has been notoriously difficult for gamers to find this year, with PS5 stock only being available for purchase online and their restocks often being sold out fast. While the device was the fastest Sony console to sell ten million units, its pace has slowed in recent months and falls shorter at this point in its life-cycle than the PS4 had. Hopefully, as vaccines become more available in developing nations where the key materials like semiconductors are procured, the supply of PS5’s can increase in the next fiscal year. There’s plenty of people here that deserve to feel that DualSense vibration tingle all along their widdle fingers.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.