Favourite gamers had waited a long time for it, and last November it was the moment: the new Playstation and Xbox Series came out. Yet many people were disappointed. The new game consoles sold out almost immediately.
Three months later, little has changed. The game consoles are still hard to get. That‘s because of a shortage of computer chips. They’re embedded in the game consoles.
The shortage of chips arose during the coronacrisis. Because many people work from home, much more electronics are ordered. As a result, more chips are needed.
Manufacturers of chips can not cope with demand for months. Experts expect that this problem will not be solved quickly. Many children who want to buy a new game console will therefore have to wait a while.