Sony’s new PS5 has been officially available in France for over two months now. Two months also that many players try, in vain, to get their hands on the precious console. Indeed, since November 19, the Sony console has not been found, in stores, as on online sales sites …

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No PS5 (either) in 2021?

Certainly, there is sometimes a restocking at some resellers, but they are literally taken by storm, by buyers and by bots … A very frustrating shortage situation for players, which could last a few more months. Indeed, the supplier of the CPU, AMD, is experiencing serious supply difficulties with a supplier, namely TSMC.

Indeed, the latter manages the etching of the wafers, which requires the ABF substrate, an electrical insulator which has been particularly rare for a few months … This same ABF substrate is present in many other electronic products, and production is struggling to keep pace, the fault of too much demand and (of course) the coronavirus epidemic, which continues to paralyze the industry again and again …

According to The Parisian, this generalized rupture would also be, in part, to blame Huawei. Indeed, the latter would have passed “monster orders”Last year with TSMC, before the deadline set by the US government. “Huawei therefore urgently ordered millions of units and monopolized production lines during the summer to the detriment of other customers”Estimates Laurent Le Pen, boss of Omate, a Chinese manufacturer of connected watches.

In other words, the PS5 could be offered under a (very) tight flow for a few more months, so that some feel that it will be very difficult (if not impossible) for many gamers to get their hands on the precious machine. without being ultra-responsive when restocking on an online sales site … Note that this shortage of components also impacts Microsoft, since the American giant is also struggling to produce its Xbox Series X …