If you still haven’t been able to find a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X / S since the launch of both platforms in late 2020, a new report has been released indicating that the stock may not improve in the near future. . In fact, if current trends continue as they have over the past year, the shortages of the two next-gen consoles could continue until 2023.
News of these continuing console shortages comes from a new report from Bloomberg. Speaking to the director of Toshiba, a Japanese company that creates chips used in the manufacture of video game consoles, it was explained that these chips could continue to be difficult to find. In fact, Toshiba chief executive Takeshi Kamebuchi explained that “the supply of chips will remain very tight until at least September next year” and also added that “some customers will not be fully served until 2023. “. So in short, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could continue to see infrequent restocking for most of the year to come.
Despite these shortages, Kamebuchi went on to say that console makers such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are the ones who find themselves in the most “serious” situations and ask for priority when it comes to chip availability. “Game console manufacturers are among the most demanding customers and I sincerely apologize for their frustration as none of them are 100% satisfied,” Kamebuchi said. While Toshiba itself is clearly doing its best to get these chips into the hands of customers, there isn’t much that can be done, especially given the state of the world today.
The silver lining to this whole situation is that Toshiba would ramp up its production pipelines over the next several years, which means shortage issues of this nature should become a thing of the past as we move forward. Still, in the short term, it might take some time before you start seeing PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles appearing on the store shelves of your local retail chains.
Have you ever been able to buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X for yourself? And what do you think of these parts shortages that could continue until 2023? Let me know either in the comments or message me on Twitter at @ Mooreman12.[H/T GamesRadar]