While Sony is trying to increase its production volume, the new design of the PlayStation 5 console is said to be put into production in 2022.
It is said that Sony will produce a new PlayStation 5 model in 2022. Of DigiTimes according to the news Suppliers, including TSMC, plan to begin production of the redesigned PlayStation 5 console between the second and third quarter of next year. Kantan Games’ Analyst Dr. Serkan Toto’s in the link According to what he said on his Twitter account; DigiTimes’ supply chain sources complain that the redesigned PlayStation 5 console is too expensive for the currently used 5nm CPU. That’s why the next console is said to come with a new “semi-customized” 6nm CPU from AMD. Other than that, it seems likely that the redesign will be completely component-oriented and not involve any significant external changes.
New PlayStation 5 model may arrive at the end of next year
Sony recently said that the supply of PlayStation 5 consoles is unlikely to improve significantly after the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. In addition, following the publication of record PlayStation financial results, Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s CFO, said that the company was considering a variety of solutions that would potentially help the company tackle the shortage of global hardware components, such as changing hardware designs and developing secondary suppliers:
“As I said earlier (meaning year 2) we are targeting more sales volume than the previous console. But can we increase the supply substantially? No, this is unlikely. There are also many factors that will affect the production volume. we aim to set back the second year sales of 14.8 million, which is the second year of the previous console. “
We know that one of the biggest shortcomings affecting production volume is the lack of semiconductors. Making specific statements about this problem that affects all consumer electronics industries from smartphones to automobiles, Totoki suggested that Sony has the tools to deal with this problem and added: “We can find a secondary source or deal with it by changing the design.”
PlayStation 5 current sales figures
Following “unprecedented” consumer demand for PlayStation 5, Sony claimed the platform recorded “the biggest console launch of all time”. According to Sony, the PlayStation 5 console sold 4.5 million units in the quarter of launch and another 3.3 million units in the quarter ending March 31, 2021. These statistics; Since its launch in November 2020, total shipments have reached 7.8 million in the first two quarters, exceeding 7.6 million sales from the previous console in the same time period.
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