PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, needless to say, are particularly hard to find. The problem of the shortage of semiconductors also hit Sony and Microsoft, who found themselves unable to sell enough consoles to gamers. More than seven months after the release of the new generation platforms, the problem persists without hinting at stopping, e the situation could even get worsere.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger spoke on the matter at a conference, stating that “although I expect the shortage to lessen in the second half [del 2021], it will take another one or two years before the industry is able to fully meet demand“. Gelsinger explains that there is still a lot to do before the semiconductor shortage problem can be solved and he is very positive about the growth of the PC market.
As for the field of consoles, this data could translate into one probable shortage of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at least until 2023 as the problem, according to NVIDIA, will cause delays in the production of GPUs. This is undoubtedly a very difficult situation to manage, and for the moment there is very little we can do to stem the problem.
The current situation is really putting everyone in trouble: besides Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has also accused the shortage of semiconductors, without forgetting the case of Final Fantasy XIV, arriving on PlayStation 5, whose popularity has clogged the servers, not upgradeable due to the lack of data center chips. We therefore look forward to more updates on the issue which we hope will arrive as soon as possible. Until then, we advise you to stay tuned to our pages so as not to miss any news.
We remind readers that on Amazon it is still possible to find an Xbox Series S at an affordable price or that, while waiting for a PlayStation 5, you can buy a DualSense.