PS5, still scarce availability: the point of the situation before February 2021

PS5, still scarce availability: the point of the situation before February 2021
Despite the persistent rumors circulating in recent weeks, January has not been a lucky month at all for all gamers eager to take home a PlayStation 5. Sony's next-gen console, apart from a few haggard little restocks here and there around the world, isn't back on sale in sufficient quantities yet.

Last weekend it seemed like something was about to move. In the United States of America and the United Kingdom, the consoles had returned to the main retailers of the country, while GameStop Italy had announced the start of shipments for customers in the D3 segment. Unfortunately there was no follow-up to these encouraging signs, since no sufficient restock took place to satisfy the very high demand. On the few occasions that PlayStation 5 is back in stock, scalpers have put their hand in it, increasing the difficulty for regular customers. As if that weren't enough, the new availability of PlayStation 5 in a Japanese store has caused considerable inconvenience, with a rowdy crowd that ignored any norms of social distancing in order to get their hands on a PS5.

The the situation, therefore, is not at all rosy. What's worse, the shortage could continue for much longer. He is not the latest to report it, but Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, the company that produces the internal components of the PlayStation 5 (and Xbox Series X | S). In the latest meeting with shareholders, Wu said that, based on current production capacity, difficulties in sourcing PS5 could last until the second half of 2021.

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