Sony purchases 22 million AMD processors for PlayStation 5

Sony executives reported on the company’s financial performance for the second quarter of this year. CFO Hiroki Totoki said Sony sold more than 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles, but at the same time stopped selling the Blu-ray version because it was causing a loss. By the way, the price of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition on the market is still higher than the recommended one.

The forecast part of the financial report says that the Japanese tech giant expects to sell 14.6 million PlayStation 5 consoles this year, bringing its total annual sales to more than 22 million. To avoid problems with the lack of components for the PlayStation 5, the Japanese company has already purchased 22 million AMD chips. This is an important achievement as TSMC’s 7nm SoC pipelines are still overwhelmed.

Technology portals believe AMD is prioritizing console systems over chips when allocating production capacity. This can explain the shortage and, as a result, high retail prices for the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, which are based on a 7nm GPU with the second generation RDNA architecture. On the other hand, even after the measures and announcements made by Sony, the Japanese company still cannot meet the huge demand for the PlayStation 5.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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