The situation changes from month to month. Some experts have warned that the lack of important chips, which affects the video game and automotive industries, will manifest itself as early as 2023.
He comes up with another estimate šéfka AMD, a company that makes processors and graphics chips for both new generations of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Lisa Su claims that chip supply problems are expected to start improving in the second half of the coming year.
They believe it for one important reason. In 2020, when the global semiconductor crisis began to manifest itself, investments in new factories began. Their full commissioning it usually lasts 18 to 24 months. For this reason, AMD expects the situation to start improving in the second half of 2022.
AMD’s estimates are partly in line with the company’s estimates Toshiba, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers. In both cases, it is said that the situation should return to normal only in 2023. At that time, perhaps the prices of graphics cards, which are skyrocketing, will return to normal.
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, also said that the problem of the lack of Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 consoles will continue, unless there is a pleasant surprise, for the rest of 2021, and the situation will gradually improve next year.
One thing is for sure, even today, about 10 months after the launch of the new generation of consoles, it is not easy to buy a new PlayStation or Xbox. Fortunately, the consoles reach interested parties who have pre-ordered.
How long did you wait on the console? Or are you still waiting?