Shortage of Semiconductors Is Hindering PlayStation 5 Production, Says Sony CFO

Despite modest stock, the next-gen console has still sold big

The PlayStation 5 has not been slowing down in terms of success and sales. The console has sold over 4.5 million units throughout 2020, and that was only one and a half months, more or less. This was all discussed in an earnings report revealed by the company recently.

Now according to Ars Technica, the Chief Financial Officer of Sony has dropped a convincing reason as to why the PlayStation 5 hasn’t been produced overabundantly. He has said, “It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components.”

He continued, “We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”

While many people have got their hands on a brand-new PlayStation 5 ever since it was released, several others are still longing for one. It seems that the company is well aware of this situation and is working accordingly to address the problem at hand.

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Matt Hunter

With four years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with upcoming games articles.