Lisa Su, the CEO of chip manufacturer AMD, has revealed that the company is ‘thrilled’ wth how the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S went back in November 2020. Both consoles are of course powered by AMD’s technology, so they’re obviously going to be chuffed by their initial success.
Speaking during a Q&A at CES 2021, Su revealed that there was higher demand for Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles than initially anticipated, and as such is trying to ‘put more capacity in place for that.’
We’re thrilled with how the console launches went. You’ve heard separately from Sony and Microsoft, their discussions about the size of the launches and the reception of the products. From our standpoint, if you think about it, with just the amount of new hardware that had to come into place — millions of units of both consoles, or all three consoles — that needed to ship, it came together very nicely.
As far as what we’ve learned, there is higher demand than we thought, and we’re trying to put more capacity in place for that. But we’re very happy with the launches, with the partnerships with both Sony and Microsoft. They have somewhat different strategies, but we’ve partnered very well with both of them. This is a big cycle. That says a lot about how much technology we’ve been able to integrate into the console form factor.
The PS5 was released in the US on November 12 and in the UK on November 19, while the Xbox Series X/S launched worldwide on November 10.
[Source – WCCFTech]