With the limited PS5 Stock situation still ongoing throughout the first six months of 2021, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has sought to promise budding buyers that the company is trying its best to increase availability. Commenting during an interview with Nikkei that has been translated by VGC, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment touched on a couple of reasons why the PS5 console has been tough to come by.
He said: "Supply under the new coronavirus was very complicated, and we had to limit distribution to online. The supply and demand for semiconductors is also tight worldwide. We are asking our suppliers to allow us to increase production, which will flow into the market this year."
It's welcome news for the large majority of interested purchasers who have yet to get their hands on a PS5 console since launch in November 2020. It's clear that the coronavirus pandemic had a huge effect on distribution methods and stock production, but Sony still managed to make PS5 the fasted selling console in US history in terms of both unit and dollar sales. An impressive feat indeed — how many would have been sold if the world was a normal place? The mind ponders. Have you had any luck getting a PS5 yourself? Let us know in the comments below.