Sony is aware of the problem and will do whatever it can to remedy the situation. In an interview on the Japanese outlet Nikkei, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said there were several reasons why PS5 is hard to find.

” The supply under the new conditions of the coronavirus is complicated, and we have had to limit online distribution. The supply and demand of semiconductors are very tight around the world. We are asking our suppliers to allow us to increase production, which will enter into the market this year. ”

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In that same interview, Ryan addressed another of the issues that most concerns Japanese gamers, the apparent abandonment of Japan by Sony. Ryan assures that the stock of PS5 in Japan is similar to that of PS4 in the same period, and affirms that they want to reinforce their collaboration with Japanese developers, releasing content for PS5 to the taste of the Japanese public and reinforcing the exclusivities of the console.

It is enough to consult the sales data in Japan each week to see that the vast majority of the Japanese public has turned their back on Sony and its games, and Nintendo Switch sweeps the competition  (the exclusivity of Monster Hunter Rise has a lot to do with it).