Despite a successful launch and launch into orbit, the PlayStation 5 didn’t launch without eradicating some plagues. If the console is off the shelves for too long, Sony can even take drastic measures. Dramatic music.
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It’s impossible to ignore: Sony’s latest console suffers from a flaw that is now spreading over time and that gamers have to deal with in a rush. If the difficulty of getting the animal is not very difficult given the challenges the world is currently facing, some still do not sleep at night.
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And extraordinary shortages, extraordinary measures. At least in theory: invited to speak on a conference call reserved for group investors, Sony Corp. Administrative and Financial Director Hiroki Totoki mentioned this ugly stone in the manufacturer’s shoe:
In the second year of PS5 launch, we hope to beat PS4 sales. But can we increase production drastically? It’s unlikely. The shortage of semiconductors is one of the problematic factors, but other factors also affect production.
But luckily for tormented players around the world, Totoki is not paid well to point out a situation that has been stuck for several months. Sony is also far from being the only gamer to be affected by this phenomenon, as we recently told you about Nintendo, Nvidia and Apple’s disappointments in this area. Fortunately, the manufacturer observes the specified measures:
We could find a secondary vendor or change the console design to deal with it. We would like more flexibility for the 2021-2022 financial year.
Are you changing the design to cope with the semiconductor shortage? That would be pretty random. If Microsoft used this new generation to split its offering in two by offering consoles with very different characteristics, could the reality of production force Sony to adopt this strategy? How a prosecutor might inspire: No clue seems to be charting.
With a little luck Joe Biden’s investigation I’ll have already found out that it was the butler who did the job and with the candle holder over it.