People searching for a next-gen console may nonetheless have a protracted wait forward. AMD’s Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results counsel that manufacturing points will lead to continued Xbox Series X and PS5 chip shortages. The firm’s knowledge and CEO Dr. Lisa Su advised that the difficulty will proceed till the center of 2021. AMD additionally cited both consoles as being a part of the reason for elevated income. It famous its This fall 2020 Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Segment earnings, which embody earnings from the PS5 and Xbox Series X chips, have been $1.28 billion. [Thanks, Tom’s Hardware!]
As identified in AMD’s slide show, each the PS5 and Xbox Series X depend on customized chips from the corporate. Microsoft and Sony’s techniques every have Zen 2-based CPUs and RDNA 2–primarily based GPU.
While techniques are laborious to search out as a result of Xbox Series X and PS5 shortages, retailers like GameStop and Walmart announce when they are going to have techniques in-stock. Also, each Microsoft and Sony are immediately promoting fashions. The PlayStation Direct site had queues for consoles on each January 26, 2021 and January 27, 2021.
The present expectation from AMD is for manufacturing of chips for the PS5 and Xbox Series X to extend sufficient to satisfy demand by the second half of 2021.