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Tech & Science Playstation 5 could still be scarce even at Christmas

14:50  24 february  2021
14:50  24 february  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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According to Sony, the production of the Playstation 5 console is slowly picking up. But even with this year's Christmas business, the current semiconductor shortage could still make itself felt.

Die Playstation 5 bleibt ein rares Gut. © Jack Skeens / Shutterstock.com The Playstation 5 remains a rare commodity.

The Playstation 5 was launched three months ago and the game console is still a rare commodity. In relation to the Financial Times and the Washington Post , Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is now showing cautious optimism. Every month there will be an increase in production capacities. "When we get into the second half of the year, you will see really decent numbers," Ryan told the Financial Times.

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Although Ryan is assuming relaxation, the Playstation boss cannot promise that Sony will be able to produce enough consoles by Christmas sales to completely meet demand. Nevertheless, Ryan is sticking to the goal of selling more Playstation 5 units in 2021 than were sold by the previous model in the first twelve months. Sony would have to sell more than 14.9 million consoles accordingly. According to the Japanese group, 4.5 million units went over the counter in the first two months after sales began.

The current semiconductor shortage affects the entire high-tech industry. Car manufacturers from several countries have already had to cut back production because important computer chips could not be supplied in sufficient quantities. Even Microsoft, Sony's arch-rival in the console sector, cannot produce as many Xbox consoles as planned. Microsoft manager Mike Spencer recently told the New York Times that the group was expecting delivery bottlenecks until at least June. These are the reasons for the current shortage of semiconductors

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The current shortage of chips was fueled on the one hand by the corona pandemic. People from all over the world suddenly needed notebooks and desktop PCs to work in the home office or to enable their children to do homeschooling. Due to the lockdown-related restrictions on leisure activities, the demand for entertainment electronics also increased noticeably.

The situation was further exacerbated by the US trade war

with China . After the US imposed restrictions on the Chinese chip industry at the behest of ex-President Donald Trump, many companies had to switch to other manufacturers who can no longer keep up with production. In addition, before the sanctions came into force, Chinese corporations such as Huawei again significantly increased their order volume in order to create sufficient chip stocks.

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