While the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X They got off to a good start when it comes to sales, both could have better numbers. It is clear that Sony and Microsoft still have trouble meeting the huge demand of its new generation consoles, and it does not seem that the problem will be solved anytime soon. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, the provider of CPU and GPU of both platforms, estimated that the problem will last longer.
The directive indicated that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X supply will not improve during the first half of 2021
“It is fair to say that demand exceeded our planning and as a result we had some supply limitations when we ended the year . This happened mainly in the PC market, the low-end segment of PC and in the video game market “, expressed the director of AMD. Despite the above, Su was positive about the support they are receiving from their partners in the production line:
“The industry needs to increase capacity levels [de producción] and therefore we will see some limitation during the first half of the year, but there will be additional capacity in the second half. ”
Microsoft and Sony acknowledge PS5 and Series X stock issue
So, don’t expect the supply issues for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to be resolved in the next few months. In fact, Microsoft had already anticipated difficulties until April this year. Last November, a few days after the launch of your console next-genTim Stuart, Xbox’s chief financial officer, said the stock shortage would extend into the first months of 2021.
Phil Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of the Xbox Division, took advantage of a slot at GlitchCon to apologize to people who are having a hard time finding the Xbox Series X and Series S: “It is very difficult to get the consoles right now ‘, and I really apologize for that I mean, we’ve been producing them for almost two months and trying to get them to stores as much as possible, but demand is very high
For its part, Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, revealed in November that the PlayStation 5 was sold out all over the world despite their efforts to meet the demand. Unfortunately this situation continues to this day, which is why stories of abusive scalpers continue to emerge, and some delivery men stealing stock. The two-console craze, then, won’t go away anytime soon.
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