Nintendo cements news of PS5 stock rebound

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Nintendo has unexpectedly given insight into PS5 stock with news of component shortages being alleviated by the end of the year for Switch. For many, Sony's console has thus far been short on stock for new customers.

Nintendo has unexpectedly given hints that PS5 stock may return by the end of the year, given it is finding rebounding component availability for its own console, the Switch. If Sony also has access to The House of Mario's wares, there might be the hope of getting a console by Christmas!

The House of Mario think Switch stock is coming, so PS5 might follow

The House of Mario say end of the year for PS5The House of Mario say the end of the year for PS5

The stock has obviously been short for the PS5, with Sony even missing out on expected sales numbers as silicon mining and complex chip creation struggle to cope with demand. On Page 8 of the Nintendo Finiancials, the company points to the end of the year as an alleviation point for the components needed to make the Switch, which could have a knock-on effect for those on the hunt for a PS5.

"Due to delays in the procurement of components such as semiconductors this year, we have not been able to conduct production as planned," the report reads. "However, we expect procurement to gradually improve from late summer towards autumn, giving us a clearer outlook regarding production for the remaining calendar year. In preparation for the holiday season, we will leverage appropriate means of shipment, and work to deliver as many Nintendo Switch systems as possible to consumers in every region."

PlayStation 5 is still having success, by the way.PlayStation 5 is still having success, by the way.

Now, the PS5 uses many different internal components than the Switch, so there is no guarantee of correlation between availability of the specific Switch parts opening up the specific PS5 parts for higher manufacture rates. However, if the materials and the complex machines needed to make the necessary PS5 components are freeing up for Nintendo, it is highly likely that Sony is also going to be ramping up PS5 stock expecatations. That gives us a general idea that stock should be ramping up in that late summer and autumn period Nintendo is targeting.

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Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.