The PS5 stock shortage will finally ease around the middle of next year, the console's chip-maker has predicted.
Lisa Su, CEO of AMD (the company whose chips are used in the PS5) said (via Spieltimes (opens in new tab)): "I expect it to be from June-September of next year 2022 when, perhaps, it will be possible to go down to a video game store or a department store to buy a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X without it being an impossible task."
While welcoming that there could finally be an end in sight to the great console shortage of 2020/21, gamers will undoubtedly be peeved that they are potentially in for another 12 months of supply issues. They have already had to suffer a year of it since the first pre-orders went live in September 2020.
Worst, Su's previous form isn't exactly reassuring. She previously predicted that the global chip shortage – which has harmed manufacture of everything from smartphones to cars – would be over by the first half of 2021.
So, if you're still waiting to secure a next-gen console, your struggle is far from over.
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