Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 console has been challenging to find due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and secondary issues such as scalping, but the supply situation could be getting better in the coming months.
That’s according to Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki, who spoke during today’s Q1 FY 2022 earnings call and revealed that the Japanese electronics giant has managed to secure the vital hardware components necessary for the sales target that it had originally set for the end of its current fiscal year.
That target happens to be over 14.8 million PS5s, which suggests that availability is going to be noticeably better for PlayStation fans who haven’t had any luck finding the console online or physical shops thus far.
Sony recently boasted that the PS5 has already managed to sell 10 million units globally, making it the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history.
The shortage of semiconductors have impacts in various areas. And through various measures, we have been taking some actions. For PS5 this year, the number of units to be sold today — this year has been set. The target has been set. And we have secured a number of chips that’s necessary to achieve that. And regarding the supply of the semiconductors, we’re not concerned.