Xbox Series X, S, PS5 and PC chip shortages won't end until the second half of 2021, per AMD CEO
You'll want to hang in there for a new console.
What you need to know
- The Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5 released back in November 2020.
- Supply has been limited, with consoles difficult to get ahold of.
- AMD CEO Lisa Su indicates that these shortages will continue until the second half of 2021.
In AMD's latest earnings report (as shared by Tom's Hardware), CEO Lisa Su stated that she expects chip supply to remain tight until the second half of 2021. In particular, this affects the production of Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5 consoles. PC hardware will also be affected but less so the higher-end PC components.
AMD will be working to have additional capacity available in the second half of the year, meaning the "tightness" around supplying chips will be heavily decreased and stock will more easily be available at retailers.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer also recently commented on the shortages, saying that Microsoft is building new consoles as quickly as possible. AMD supplies chips for Microsoft and Sony's consoles, as well as producing its own gaming PC hardware. If you're looking to buy an Xbox Series X, S or buy a PS5, you'll need to remain vigilent and hope for the best whenever retailers get new stock.
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Xbox Series X/S
- Xbox Series X: Everything we know
- Best games coming to Xbox Series X/S
- List of Xbox Series X specs
- What is the Xbox Series X release date?
- How much does Xbox Series X cost?
- Why you can't preorder Xbox Series X yet
- Best Xbox Series X Headsets
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.