All of us want to work in a company that really knows how to take care of their employees. Whether it’s the perks in the office or offering three days week-offs, these small things do help an employee feel loved and appreciated in a company while also making sure their long-term retention with the brand.
However, one game development company took this to the next level by gifting them PS5’s, Graphic Cards and Nintendo Switch consoles to its employees.
This might sound too good to be true but it really happened at MiHoYo — the game developer behind the popular open-world action role-playing game Genshin Impact.
This was first highlighted by Twitter user Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) who revealed that this massive giveaway was a part of the company’s annual employee meeting where they were offered these goodies as a thank you for the successful year they had.
The products ranged from PlayStation 5’s to Nintendo Switch consoles. However, it even had GeForce RTX Graphics Cards (which scalpers are selling at a premium price tag) as well as Apple iPhones, iPads and others.
These popular electronic gadgets were given to each employee of the game for a successful 2020 performance, not just surviving the COVID-19 pandemic year but actually thriving in it like no other.
Due to limited stocks, employees got the goodies through a lottery system to make sure equal opportunity for all.
Is this why PS5 is out of stock everywhere?
Looking at hundreds of PS5s and GPUs stacked like this, it only makes us wonder if this was one of the reasons that has caused the shortage for both of them, resulting in them being sold at a high premium over MRP due to extreme stock shortage. And while it does seem likely that this could have contributed towards it a little, for PS5 specifically, the problem lies elsewhere.
Yesterday, when Sony announced that it sold over 4.5 million units of PS5 in the launch quarter, it also highlighted that the reason for poor PS5 production was due to lack of semiconductor availability, “It is difficult for us to increase the production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components,” Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said during a briefing.
He added, “We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”