Undoubtedly, 2020 has been a year marked by the pandemic, with damages that have ranged from the personal to the financial, with strong stoppages in the industry that have led to all kinds of delays and shortages of stock. And it is that few have been oblivious to the problem of the new generation consoles, with a PS5 and Xbox Series X | S that barely managed to keep their units a few hours from their release, and even after securing an additional supply for the Christmas period.
However, beyond how disappointingly scarce it may have seemed to many, and as they have shared from DigiTimes and Gematsu, Sony would have distributed more than 3.4 million units of PS5 worldwide only during its first four weeks of availability, a really impressive number for a launch, and that would be even more thickened if we added the last units available, so it would not be surprising to know that the total shipments of PS5 have already exceeded 4 million units throughout the world.
Thus, user demand is still far from being satisfied, but at least in the case of the PlayStation 5, it seems that the situation could take a sharp turn after the imminent change of the year: according to the detailed report by DigiTimes, based In claims from ” industry insiders”, PS5 production is expected to see a powerful increase to reach between 16.8 and 18 million units shipped by 2021.
And it is that Sony has decided to join the manufacture of some of the basic components of its console, with the help of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), an action that will give AMD a greater casting capacity to produce the CPU of the PS5.
Although the console will still be difficult to come by during the first months of the year, everything indicates that it will not be long before the Japanese company catches up with the demand.