Sony predicts PS5 supply shortage will continue into 2022
Sony's next-generation game console ' PlayStation 5 (PS5) ', which went on sale in November 2020, is in high demand and 'has made the biggest start ever for a game console,' the PlayStation official said. .. However, PS5 continues to be in short supply due to the global shortage of semiconductors, and Sony's Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said, 'The supply shortage may continue even in 2022.' Clarified the outlook.
Sony Warns Tight PlayStation 5 Supply to Extend Into Next Year --Bloomberg
Sony expects PS5 supply issues to continue into next year --The Verge
Sony says it's still going to be hard to find a PS5 in 2022 – BGR
It is reported that PS5, the new PlayStation for the first time in seven years, recorded extremely strong sales due to an increase in game demand due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). In the third quarter financial results of 2020, it was revealed that PS5 was shipped more than 4.5 million units even though it was under cost, and in the United States, it is said that it has recorded the fastest sales pace in the history of game machines 5 months after its release. thing.
PS5 is recording the fastest sales pace in the history of game consoles in the United States --GIGAZINE
Sony announced in its fourth quarter 2020 financial results announcement at the end of April 2021 that it had sold 7.8 million PS5 units by March 31, 2021, which exceeded the first year of PlayStation 4 (PS4), and 2021 In the fiscal year, we announced a plan to sell more than 14.8 million units, which exceeds the PS4's second year performance. On the other hand, Mr. 10 o'clock said in a briefing session to analysts after the financial results report that it will be difficult for Sony to catch up with the demand for PS5.
According to Mr. Toki, demand for PS5 is unlikely to settle during 2021, and even if more devices are secured and production is increased in 2022, supply will not be able to keep up with demand. .. Cumulative sales of PS4 have exceeded 115 million units as of the end of March 2021, and considering the market share and reputation, it seems unlikely that demand will easily decrease.
In February 2021, Sony Interactive Entertainment's President and CEO Jim Ryan expressed optimism that 'the PS5 supply shortage will be phased out throughout 2021.' But Mr. Toki's remarks are less optimistic than Sony's previous outlook.
One of the reasons why PS5 continues to be in short supply despite extremely high demand is the global semiconductor shortage caused by the increase in semiconductor demand in various fields and the pandemic of COVID-19. .. Executives from semiconductor manufacturers such as Intel, NVIDIA and TSMC predict that the semiconductor shortage is unlikely to be resolved by 2021 and may last until 2023 in the worst case.
What is the reason for the global shortage of semiconductors affecting the production of PlayStation 5 and automobiles? --GIGAZINE