It will definitely affect sales and people in the PSN ecosystem. Today I messaged a friend about the Elden Ring NT and how good it was and he replied saying he was absolutely done with trying to find a PS5 and was tempted to buy a Series X just because you actually can in Portugal at retail price. I bet he’s not alone.I 100% probably would have impulse bought a PS5 if they were available.
At this point I think I went long enough that I dont think I need one anymore (Im primarily a PC gamer).
Of course they dont have enough supply but I wonder if long term the sales of the console will suffer due to people like me.
I hear a lot of “by this time I rather wait for a PS5 Pro”. Yea, like those will be any easier to get when released…
Or if they'll even exist. I remembered before launch the rumors about the 2nd SKU being a Pro version that would be released alongside the base model. It ended up being the digital model.
I think based on the specs, these Consoles could make it through a whole gen by themselves. But hey, if there's a Pro, I'm all for it.
This isn't a good thing as PS5 is currently tracking behind the PS4. Sony is missing out on valuable covid momentum with the chip shortages.
Nothing interesting to play anyway.It's just crazy had this ever happened before with any generation prior. And when can we expect to be able to just walk in a shop and purchase a PS5, or even a Series X or graphics card. Are we talking 2022, 2023, 2024? I guess making Gran Turismo 7, God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West cross gen maoes sense after all. I personally think we will get another full year of cross gen with games like Call of Duty 2022 and etc all being cross gen. Next gen won't really properly start until sometime in 2023 which is just insanse. Yes we have had exclusives like Ratchet, Demons Souls and Returnal. But this ain't massive games like God of War.
PS4's best year was 20 million, but sales have risen higher because of Covid for now so it's hard to say.I wonder if there was unlimited supply where the next gen consoles sales number would be at.
It wouls also be interesting to know what the disc to digital split has been.
My green rat avatar says I agree with him.
Having one of these fancy next gen consoles is nice, but nobody has really missed out on any games by not owning one yet.
MUCH better experiences on the new consoles, to the point that in some cases the last-gen versions are outright bad.
At least here in Brazil, there are groups on Whatsapp, Telegram and etc that warn people when a new batch is coming.I decided to try to buy a ps5 for my step-son for Christmas. Hasn’t been going well.
At least here in Brazil, there are groups on Whatsapp, Telegram and etc that warn people when a new batch is coming.
There are some Twitter accounts also doing it
Hope that you are able to catch one for your little guy