PS5 could be much harder to acquire. Why? Because Sony is expected to reduce the console units by around 1 million. Can consumers still get one?
PS5 fans are still disappointed some many of them are still having a hard time purchasing their own gaming console. Aside from PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S are also suffering from serious unit shortages.
Retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and other giant online sellers are trying their best to have their own PS5 restock activities. However, the numbers of stocks that are acquired are still insufficient since the demand is still quite high.
Now, Sony announced that acquiring your own PS5 console would be harder compared to the recent months since the company said that it would reduce its production by 1 million. The giant manufacturer has cut down the production forecast of the PlayStation 5 for 2021-22 due to component and logistics constraints.
On the other hand, some Sony staff explained that the giant tech firm is having a hard time securing the required chips and components for the production of the PS5 console. If you still don’t have your own PlayStation 5, here are other major details you need to know about the production cut of Sony.
Sony to Reduce PlayStation 5 Units
Due to the global shortage and supply constraints, the company plans to cut down its forecast of producing 16 million units this fiscal to now producing 15 million units. Specifically, Sony is expected to reduce its production by 1 million units, which would definitely make it difficult for the company to meet its target of 14.8 million units sold by March 2022.
This information is currently not public, so investors and other interested parties don’t know much about the internal discussion for the time being. Although this is the case, the PS5 manufacturer is still expected to make it public in the upcoming investor meeting. Right now, the exact date is not yet confirmed.
Aside from PS5, Nintendo has also mulled over reducing its sales target for “Switch” family consoles by 1.5M units. Valve has also announced a two-month delay in the launch of its upcoming Steam Deck console which now launches next year in Feb 2022. Based on their announcements, it seems like many console creators are still affected by the ongoing chip shortage. What makes this alarming is that experts claimed that the issue would last until 2022, or worst, 2023.
Since the popular gaming gadget of Sony would soon be harder to acquire, following the right tips provided by experts is definitely a must. Here are some of the things toy can rely on so that you can increase your chance of snatching your own PlayStation 5;
- Retail Memberships
- Get on Social Media
- Get Your Accounts Ready and Use a Phone