Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has said the format holder is hoping for the supply issues currently plaguing PS5 to improve later in the year. The news comes not long after the company said that it expects stock issues to continue into 2022.
Speaking with Wired, Ryan said that the hardware giant is working hard to remedy the problem, noting that production of the PS5 is ramping up as we approach the summer months.
We’re working as hard as we can to ameliorate that situation. We see production ramping up over the summer and certainly into the second half of the year, and we would hope to see some sort of return to normality in terms of the balance between supply and demand during that period.
The PS5 launched in November 2020 in the US and EU and promptly sold out, with stock becoming increasingly short in supply as 2021 kicked off. Despite these issues, Sony did announce that it managed to sell 7.8 million PS5s worldwide as of March 31, 2021.
Recently, it has been reported that Sony will start working on a PS5 redesign next year, which is set to feature a ‘semi-customised’ 6NM CPU.