Sony will begin production of a redesign on the PlayStation 5 next year, according to DigiTimes., which ensures that TSMC, a semiconductor supply company, plans to start manufacturing this model between the second and third quarters of 2022. According to analyst Dr. Serkan Toto, sources point to a semi-custom AMD 6nm CPU, which will be more affordable than the currently used 5nm model. It is therefore not a revision that brings another type of characteristics visible to the user, neither in potential nor probably outward appearance.
Sony recently said that PS5 manufacturing will not improve much in this fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2022, although CFO Hiroki Totoki said there were several steps in mind to speed up production, including change hardware design or add more supplies. “As I said before, we are aiming for a higher sales volume than PS4 [durante el segundo ao], but can we drastically increase the supply? No, not likely. “
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It says the next PS5 will come with a “new semi-customized” 6nm CPU from AMD.
5nm is said to be too costly.— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) May 6, 2021
“The shortage of semiconductors is one factor, but there are others that impact production volume. So right now we would like to aim to exceed the second year of PS4 sales, 14.8 million“, said Totoki.
During financial results Sony announced that PS5 had sold 7.8 million since its launch last November, surpassing the 7.6 million PS4 achieved in that same time, which made the PlayStation 5 the fastest-selling console in its first months. Demand is still higher than manufacturing, so the number of consoles sold will depend on the units that are distributed over the next few months. 3.3 million PS5s were sold in the first three months of this year.