There aren’t enough chips to go around. The ongoing global semiconductor shortage means the difficulty of buying a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or high-end GPU could go on for months. There are a lot of reasons why this shortage is hitting now. Eventually, demand will stop outpacing the limited supply, and things should go back to normal. But preventing future shortages will probably require bigger changes to how the industry at large sources semiconductors. And very little is likely to make it easier to buy that hard-to-find gadget in the next few months. But those changes could eventually make buying a hypothetical PlayStation 6 or Xbox successor easier.