Sony’s plan to ship 22 million PS5 units by year-end is on track, thanks to AMD
Sony, the company behind PlayStation and games like the God of War franchise, is a huge name in the gaming industry. And when the company holds its earnings call, it’s an event worth waiting for. In its recent earnings call launched by CFO Hiroki Totoki, Sony has already acquired 22 million AMD chips for its PlayStation 5 console.
As to why this information is important, it’s because Sony previously announced its commitment to sell 22 million units sold by the end of this year and completely bypass the chip shortage as a whole. And because Sony has already managed to acquire 22 million AMD chips, it says a lot that Sony is on track to deliver on its commitments.
It’s a pretty incredible feat that Sony was able to snatch the 22 million chips without too much trouble, as the world is currently facing a semiconductor crisis resulting in a shortage of supply. Sony’s CFO hasn’t revealed any specific details to shed light on how the company managed to acquire so many chips so quickly. However, there is speculation that AMD could have prioritized the production of console chips over its processors and especially RDNA 2 based graphics cards.
But, even if Sony does manage to ship 22 million units, it still looks like it will not be able to meet the actual demand for the PlayStation 5 console. The demand for next-gen consoles continues to increase and l supply continues to be slow.
Sony, in its previous meeting several months ago with Bloomberg, warned that the supply would remain in jeopardy until 2022 and that is still a year away. The company’s CFO even mentioned that even if Sony manages to acquire many more devices and components, it will still be difficult to meet the demand for the PS5.
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