JAKARTA - PlayStation 5 will be "nearly impossible" to get later this year. Demand for the console skyrockets in the coming months. An analysis conducted by TechRadar shows that US and UK retailers in October will see a spike in the number of shoppers looking to buy next-generation machines from Sony.
That's because millions of parents want to buy their kids a PS5 in the weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays. The increased demand will be exacerbated by the arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November.
"In two months time, it will become much more difficult when parents realize the fact that they need this console to fulfill their child's Christmas wish list", wrote TechRadar.
"Even if Sony were to increase the supply of PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital consoles, demand would skyrocket just before Black Friday and Cyber Monday".
Sony released the PlayStation 5 worldwide in November 2020 and the console has remained sold out ever since.
Console stocks remain low in stores around the world due to a shortage of microchips used worldwide to power. Retailers have released small amounts of stock at once without warning – and they usually sell out within minutes.
According to one analyst, the supply of sought-after consoles is not expected to increase as early as next year. “I honestly don't see this shortcoming getting any better until next year”, Anshel Sag, Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told TechRadar.
He said that, as a result of the microchip crisis, the PC gaming industry was suffering from the worst GPU shortage he had seen in his 15-year career.
Sony has released two versions of its new console. The full PS5 costs USD 449/499 pounds, while the Digital Edition without the disc tray costs USD 359/399 pounds.
| TEKNOLOGI 03 Agu 2021 11:12
They're up against the Xbox Series X (449 pounds) and the Xbox Series S (249 pounds), which also went on sale last November.
The PS5 launched with major exclusives like Spider-Man Miles Morales and an updated version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy. Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new “Halo” title to look forward to later this year.
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