PS5 console shortage to last until 2023, warns chip supplier Toshiba

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Toshiba, the supplier of the power-regulating chips for PS5, might not be able to provide non-limited components till the end of 2023, according to statements made by company executive Takeshi Kamebuchi in a Bloomberg report.


We picked up the inital report from Forbes and PSU. In it, Kamebuchi notes that "the supply of chips will remain very tight until at least September next year. In some cases, we may find some customers not being fully served until 2023." This will be disappointing to not only fans, but Sony, which has set some lofty sales targets for the console.

"Game console makers are among the customers making the strongest demands," Kamebuchi continues, "I’m sincerely sorry for their frustration as none of them have a 100% satisfaction." Separated from the supply constraint disappointment, this could be interesting to see play out. There has long been a battle for chips and silicon, but now things are coming to a head.

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Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and explosive racers — before an evening swim.
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