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AMD ships 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for Wii

Wednesday, 11th March 2009 23:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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AMD has pressed the 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for Wii, which makes it one of the most successful AMD game console chips to date.

AMD’s been providing Nintendo with graphics solutions for 10 years, including the GameCube era.

“Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wi,” said Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda.

“Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world.”

Full press release through the break.

AMD Announces Shipment of the 50 Millionth Graphics Processor for the Wii™ From Nintendo

ATI ‘Hollywood’ Graphics Processor Firmly Establishes Its Position as Most Popular AMD GPU for Consoles to Date

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that the 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for the Wii™ game console from Nintendo shipped today. With 50 million units delivered, the ATI graphics processor code-named ‘Hollywood’ becomes the most successful AMD game console chip to date in terms of unit sales.

“Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wii. Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world,” said Genyo Takeda, general manager of Integrated Research and Development, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

“We congratulate Nintendo on this major milestone for its popular Wii console. AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for delivering engaging experiences for every member of the family,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “We’re proud to provide the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip as the cool and quiet graphics engine that factors so prominently in the overall enjoyment for Wii owners. AMD counts Nintendo as a valued customer and we continue to work together to make console entertainment a growing phenomenon worldwide.”

The ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor is a custom graphics processing unit from AMD that enables Wii to provide exciting, immersive game play and interaction for consumers around the world. AMD has a rich 10-year history of providing graphics solutions for Nintendo spanning both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube™ consoles.

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating with customers and partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.

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  1. Psychotext

    Dats a whole lotta chips.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hunam

    50 Million to be precise.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. lelik

    one good thing to come out of the wii is the proliferation of amd.

    #3 5 years ago