The stock of ps5 is one of the affective problem about the container-ship, which has been blocked in the Suez Canal for several days, may have a direct impact on the already low stock of PS5 and other electronics.
The stock of PS5 is one problem, as you well know, for several days there has been a gigantic ship stuck in the Suez Canal called Ever Given , it is one of the most important commercial maritime routes. Although at first glance we already know that this will have a severe impact on the transport of supplies to / from Asia and Europe, it seems that it will directly affect the stock of PS5.
The Suez Canal, in Egypt, was built between 1859-1869 to improve the trade routes between Asia and Europe to avoid the tour through Africa, and although it served as an international route, it would soon be misused. The place has seen many battles, one of them depicted in Battlefield 1.
As we learned from Business Insider, pre-assembled electronics such as PS5 are mostly distributed from factories in Asia, where they are manufactured by ship. The Suez Canal is home to roughly 10% of all world trade and experts estimate that delays due to the stuck ship can be felt for months.
However, even shipments can be affected, since just as there are ships that carry merchandise, they have to return to load more. Both factors combined, even taking into account the existing semiconductor used in PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles , will mean that getting a new console in these months will be more complicated.
The problem of semiconductors in electronic parts was already confirmed as worse a few days ago . But even if all this situation around the component was ordered to be investigated by Joe Biden , situations like these – unexpected – will not help. From Business Insider they report that a key factor in this problem is the global dependence on a handful of companies based in Asia that produce all the semiconductors in the world.
The stock of the consoles is being renewed little by little, and appearing in stores, but it is unknown if this will be reduced for a while. Meanwhile, through this website you can follow the status of the ship stuck in the Suez Canal. Although at the time of publication of this article things have improved slightly, the situation has not been solved.