PS5 and Xbox Series X are reported to be suffering from serious stock shortages. As of the moment, these two gaming gadgets are still among the hardest ones to buy since of their demands, as well as the annoying scalpers. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are said to have their unit shortages until the year 2022.
The main reason behind the issue of PS5 and Xbox Series X is caused by the chip shortage of Foxconn, which is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer. This company is the biggest supplier of many technology companies including Google and Microsoft. The shortage of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles since release is largely due to the computer chip shortage, so the supply of the consoles may also be limited until the middle of 2022.
PS5, Xbox Series X, and other gaming devices were and are still affected by the current ongoing pandemic. This global health issue also made a huge blow to the semiconductor manufacturers. The pandemic caused factory shutdowns, including many semiconductor fabrication plants, which caused limited production of graphics cards by companies such as AMD and Nvidia. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S systems use AMD GPUs, putting the consoles at the end of a shortage ripple effect that may last a while.
Young Liu, Foxconn’s chairman, said that the issue of PS5 and Xbox Series X said will face massive shortages since there could be 10% less chip shipping across the globe. On the other hand, Foxconn released another report stating that demand for computer chips is currently 10% to 30% greater than the output. Due to the limited supply and high demand for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, the shortage will likely not be sorted out for another year.
Aside from PS5 and Xbox Series X, the chip shortage of Foxconn also affected a number of companies, including Sony, Microsoft, and other companies. However, there are still some ways that you can do so that you can still have your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.
Where to buy PS5
If you want to buy this console, here are some of the retailers and e-commerce companies that you could rely on;
- Sony: PlayStation 5, PS5 Digital Edition
- Amazon: PlayStation 5, and PS5 Digital Edition
- Walmart: PlayStation 5, and PS5 Digital Edition
- Best Buy: PlayStation 5, and PS5 Digital Edition
- Target: PlayStation 5, and PS5 Digital Edition
- GameStop: PlayStation 5, and PS5 Digital Edition
- Newegg: PlayStation 5 Bundle and PS5 Digital Bundle
- Costco: PlayStation 5 Bundle (membership required)
On the other hand, you can also do some things that can boost your chances of grabbing your beloved PlayStation console. The first thing you can do is sign up for accounts with Sony and every retailer you’re tracking. Input and save your credit card information so that you can check out faster if a unit does pop up.
On the other hand, you can also look for various Twitter accounts that release real-time updates of the console’s stocks. Usually, these Twitter users are more accurate compared to Amazon and other online retailers since they easily post an update if they detect a restock.