Sony will adjust the price of the units to be created in 2022
The PS5 shortage is a well-known problem, as it has been around almost since the launch of the PS5 back in November 2020. Since then, Sony has tried to improve production to offer a higher level of stock, but the supply chain situation, semiconductor shortages, high demand and resale created the perfect storm for near-zero availability.
There is a noticeable shortage of units of the PS5, so the company has decided to alleviate this situation by producing more PS4 devices, which is still active and will be ten years old in November 2023.
There is no doubt that the ideal solution to the PS5 shortage would be to produce more consoles, even if this would mean paying more money for the components needed to manufacture them, but even this option is not viable because, according to Bloomberg, much of the existing production of chips, and other critical components for PS5 manufacturing, is already exhausted.
It’s clear that no money can pay for something that doesn’t exist and that in this situation, Sony can only wait for new shipments of chips and other components to become available. With this in mind, it is easy to assume that the PS5 shortage will probably not be resolved until later this year.