Feel sad, gamers? Sony says the PS5 shortage could continue into next year

To buy a PS5 is a very tough thing currently because of the ongoing industry chip shortage. However there’s bad news for those hoping the console becomes easier to find.

Sony held a private briefing with analysts after reporting its recent financial results, Bloomberg reported, and it purportedly told attendees that PS5 shortages could stretch into next year.

“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki said, according to several attendees who asked not to be named by the outlet.

The news shows those wanting to buy a PS5 a few days or weeks before Christmas or a birthday might have to buy the console months in advance if they can find it. There’s also no guarantee that those eyeing the console next year for whatever reason will actually be able to easily get their hands on one.


Sony isn’t the only gaming company forecasting struggles with console demand, because Nintendo recently warned that the chip shortage could affect the supply of Switch units for the rest of 2021.