(Pocket-lint) - Sony has revealed that it has secured capable chips to manufacture 12 cardinal caller PlayStation 5 units earlier the extremity of the existent fiscal twelvemonth - 31 March 2022.
That volition alteration it to conscionable the 22 cardinal PS5s people it acceptable previously.
Stock issues person plagued Sony since the console's motorboat astatine the extremity of past year, though it inactive managed to displacement 10 cardinal units successful grounds time.
It would happily person made much to lucifer the unprecedented demand, but a planetary semiconductor shortage has hampered astir tech manufacturers, not conscionable those successful the games industry.
It present seems the PlayStation limb has circumnavigated that obstacle: "The shortage of semiconductors has impacts successful assorted areas and done assorted measures, we person been taking immoderate action,” said the company's main fincancial officer, Hiroki Totoki connected an investor's telephone (transcribed by VGC).
“For PS5, the people has been acceptable for the fig of units to beryllium sold this year, and we person secured the fig of chips that is indispensable to execute that. Regarding the proviso of semiconductors, we are not concerned."
Hopefully, this means much PS5 consoles volition beryllium disposable successful the physique up to vacation play this year.
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Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 4 August 2021.