Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger predicts that the global chip and semiconductor crisis could continue until 2024, so PS5 inventory shortages are likely to continue.
Gelsinger has a pretty worrisome update CNBC (Thank you, VGCHe said that the shortage of chips is affecting the manufacturing machines that are in charge of making chips in the first place.
“This is part of the reason we believe that the overall semiconductor shortage will drift in 2024 from previous estimates in 2023. This is because the shortage has hit the equipment and some of those factory lamps It will be more difficult, “says Gelsinger.
Gelsinger previously had a shortage of chips that affected the inventory of PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch. Ends in 2023But now we admit that we don’t have enough chips to meet the demand in the next few years.
Gelsinger’s comments are incompatible with AMD CEO Lisa Su’s comments. Earlier, we expect supply to increase in the second half of 2022 and more consoles for consumers to buy.
Unfortunately, despite the apparent increase in inventory for the Xbox Series X, the PS5 inventory isn’t immediately available as a result of Microsoft paying chip priorities at the factory. PS5 replenishment will occur, but it is still rare and tends to sell out very quickly. Judging by Gelsinger’s predictions, this frustrating situation will continue.
Supply issues are hindering the success of PS5
PS5 sales are clearly declining due to the lack of PS5 inventories. According to the latest official statistics that Sony sold 17.3 million consoles as of December 31, 2021, consoles have made a breakthrough, but their current sales performance lags behind PS4. increase.
Both the Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo Switch have outperformed the PS5 in recent months, much of it due to the fact that people can’t get Sony’s system. And that’s a shame. Because when it comes to software, Sony has released a lot of big names after a quiet vacation. Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Uncharted: The Legacy of Sieves collection was all released this year.
Sony plans to release PSVR 2, a $ 499 console virtual reality accessory, and the company and gamers hope the situation will improve in the coming months.