How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts the PS5 Shortage

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Since early 2020, people across the world have been working to find some sense of normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Without a doubt, this global health crisis has changed the way we work, play and learn, but, so many months into the pandemic, some things have regained their footing.

For example, the holidays brought on a rush of seasonal shoppers — online and, in some places, in person — and many of those shoppers were eager to get their hands on the latest and greatest video game console. Sony’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) seemed to be on almost everyone’s wish list this year, but, worldwide, millions of would-be gamers ran into supply shortages and sold-out stores. So, is the COVID-19 pandemic to blame for the lack of PS5s on shelves?