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PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S shortages likely continuing until second half of 2021

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PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S shortages could continue until the second half of the year, claims AMD.

As first reported by VGC, chip manufacturer AMD, who supplies both CPU and GPU chips for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, expects shortages of all systems to continue for a fair while yet. Asked to comment on the supply constraints for all three consoles during an earnings call earlier this week, AMD's CEO Lisa Su said she expects "some tightness" during the first six months of 2021, before things pick up in the second half of the year.

"That being said, I think we’re getting great support from our manufacturing partners," the CEO said. "The industry does need to increase the overall capacity levels and so we do see some tightness through the first half of the year, but there is added capacity in the second half."

It's no secret that both next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles have been considerably hard to come by since they launched last year in November 2020. Stock for all three next-gen consoles sold through during their respective launch weeks, and we're now seeing stock returning intermittently for all three systems.

If you're still trying to get your hands on Sony's next-gen console, you can head over to our PS5 deals guide for a complete list of all retailers with projected stock over the coming days. Alternatively, you can read up on our Xbox Series X deals guide or our Xbox Series S deals page for an up-to-date list of retailers with both current and predicted stock in the near future.

But if you're still undecided on which next-gen console to pick up, you can check out our complete PS5 vs Xbox Series X writeup for a console that bests suits your needs. We'd also keep checking the store links below to see if any stock has come in as we have seen random drops lately.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.