Perhaps. Still horrific planning on their part. The ps5 is still sold out in the States and it launched sometime ago. I've never seen anything like it. Meanwhile MS is selling Series S quite well. Sony better hope supply gets better.
I wouldn't say horrific planning as sony has still managed to produce more PS5's than MS has been able to produce Xbox's. Beyond that, the Series S wasn't developed to deal with the chip shortage, it was developed as a low entry device similar to the digital PS5. I don't think either anticipated such a chip shortage in 2019 when these systems were being finalised.
Not really. The Series S is a low entry device yes, the digital PS5 is not. The PS5 digital might be more budget friendly to the consumer than the standard model, but the only similarity between the PS5 digital and the XBox Series S is that they are both discless. That's why the Series S is $100 cheaper than PS5 digital edition, while the XBox Series X and PS5 standard are the same exact price. Microsoft is able to produce more Series S because it's less resource heavy to produce. I'm pretty sure the only difference between the PS5 and the PS5 digital is that the latter has no disc drive. That barely saves Sony money per unit while requiring about the same resources to manufacture. Meanwhile, in addition to having no disc drive, the Series S "uses less RAM, has a smaller SSD, and comes in a smaller plastic chassis" when compared to the Series X. True, Microsoft could not have known about the chip shortage coming, but they definitely made the right call in having a SKU that is an actual "low entry" device on the market.