Will the Global Chip Shortage Accelerate the Death of Video Game Consoles like PS5 and Xbox?

Gamer's Outpost LLC

Gamers are sick and tired of waiting for the next-gen consoles to be readily available

Adrian Covert, SPY

It’s been a weird 18 months, to say the least, and right when it seemed like life was getting back to business as usual, a global chip shortage is threatening to drive up prices of the electronics that are crucial to our lives such as laptops, printers and even automobiles. In the gaming world, some products are downright unattainable.

Despite the fact that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 were both released almost nine months ago, they’re both in extremely short supply. In theory, you can find PS5s for sale online, but in practice, the price gougers will get there first. Likewise, in the PC space, trying to get your hands on a gaming-class CPU or GPU is easier said than done. And that even includes the last generation of…

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