It’s fair to say that if you’ve been lucky enough to get a PlayStation 5, it probably wasn’t the easiest task. When I picked up my Nintendo Switch, I didn’t even pre-order. I called my local Smyths Toys retailer on launch day before picking it up there. It now looks like some sort of a wonderful dream, given the debacle with the PS5.
Well, there has been news on this front as to the end of the actual chaos. It’s not quite close, but it is now expected to catch up with the current market saturation by June to September 2022 at the latest. This means that anyone hoping to get started on Black Friday or before the Christmas holidays can still struggle to grab the latest console from Sony.
The reason this new period is apparently the most viable is that these comments were made by AMD CEO Lisa Su (via Spiel schedules), the manufacturer behind the chipset used by the PS5 console. This mirrors comments from Xbox chief Phil Spencer earlier this month when speaking to The Envelope, who thought it would be good to wait until next year for the chip shortage to end.
“I expect it to be from June [to] September of next year 2022 when, maybe, it will be possible to go down to a video game store or a department store to buy a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X without it being an impossible task, ”said Su (via Spiel Times).
So while it’s not the best news, of course it’s possible to buy a PS5. To better prepare for any impending downfall, we suggest you check out our handy guide with five quick tips on how to beat bots and secure a console. Otherwise, head to the official T3 PS5 Replenishment Tracking, where you will find all the latest information. May the odds be in your favor.