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Chip Shortage Affecting Console Supplies Will Last Into 2022

We’re almost a year out from the releases of both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S, and the prevailing topic for the generation isn’t the games you can play on the new hardware but how hard it is to get your hands on a console. According to an executive at AMD, the chip supplier for Sony and Microsoft’s gaming machines, the drought is not quite at an end. Though, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

From a recent CNBC article, AMD CEO Lisa Su described the component supply for even the start of 2022 as “likely tight.” The shortage has been caused by an increase in demand since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. With companies and consumers transitioning to an at-home workplace, the parts manufacturers use to build devices like laptops and desktop computers were bought up quickly, and companies like AMD are still catching … Read more