SonyIn the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, the company revised production of its next-generation PlayStation (PS) 5 game console to be released by the end of this year to 4 million units, and it was revealed that it expects approximately 11 million units. The production yield of the dedicated design integrated circuit “System on Chip (SOC)” corresponding to the heart portion of the PS5 is affected by the inability to stabilize.
if this reporting is correct, I will be right on my prediction that Sony will have push ahead with a 5nm die shrink much earlier in the console life cycle. If the yield is poor due to its high GPU frequency and its STA timing wasn’t that good, then there can be future problem.
While it’s a lot of units still, having to cut due to yield issues isn’t great. Especially when anyone without their fingers in their ears could have called the higher clocked soc leading to yield issues.
Also yea it’s one analyst predicting “cheapest possible case” 399/449 , not inside information.
Yeah, my point is people afford no end of optimism for PS. I have no idea where it will all shake out, I am no bean counter. I’m just sick of this console gen release. The total lack of communication means it all feels like reading tea leaves instead of an enjoyable hobby.
I won’t take this as completely bad news because I figured there may be yield issues if Sony was being completely truthful about their clock speeds. Now as for costs, it may not impact Sony’s launch price but it seems like they may have to eat some more costs until the yields improve. MS really put the vice grips to them with their pricing though and it is more evident now.
This does explain Sony’s lack of news about the physical console and pricing I think.