Why it's so hard to get a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S

Getting a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S is a herculean task. Why aren’t there enough consoles to match such a ravenous demand? Well, the answer is more complex than you may expect. Manufacturing consoles is a very complex and expensive process, so much so that console makers always lose money. With restaurants shut down and vacations canceled due to COVID-19, there's now a massive appetite for video games . Resale culture has also greatly increased scalping, especially now under the pandemic. One scalping group, CrepChiefNotify, bragged about hoarding thousands of PS5s on launch day. Optimistic estimates project the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S shortages to end around April 2021