In a recent interview, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said that he and Sony at large are working to increase PlayStation 5 supply for consumers. The company is fighting against several other technology mainstays during a global shortage of semiconductors.
“There are several reasons why PS5 was hard to come by,” Ryan told Nikkei. “Supply under the new coronavirus was very complicated, and we had to limit distribution to online. The supply and demand for semiconductors is also tight worldwide. We are asking our suppliers to allow us to increase production, which will flow into the market this year.”
Ryan’s account reads eerily similar to one from Apple CEO Tim Cook who told Reuters “semiconductors are very tight,” and that the shortage is also affecting their supply line.
Any who’ve looked already know that the PlayStation 5 is still essentially unobtainable. Since it’s November launch, retailers rarely ever see a restock of the system. Personally, I had never even seen a PlayStation 5 until last week when I spotted one in a local game store with a $1,000 price tag.