Why the Global Chip Shortage is Making it So Hard to Buy a PS5

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2021
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the demand for microchips has far exceeded supply, causing problems in every industry that relies on computers. And if you’re a Decoder listener, you know that that is every industry. Right now, major automakers have unfinished cars sitting in parking lots waiting for chips to be installed. Game consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X are impossible to find. And even things like microwaves and refrigerators are impacted, because they contain simple controller chips.

So we realized it was time to figure out what caused the chip...

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