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AMD doesn’t expect problems meeting demand for PS4 and Xbox One components

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 22:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

AMD is very proud to be supplying the semi-custom AMD Jaguar system-on-a-chips at the heart of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and doesn’t expect to have any issues meeting demand.

“From a manufacturing perspective, in a year we ship tens of millions of units,” corporate vice president Saeid Moshkelani told GamesIndustry.

“So we have a very strong manufacturing base for our APUs and discrete graphics. We leverage the same manufacturing infrastructure to develop for game consoles. So the volumes were not something that actually raised an eyebrow for us, because we’re already in high-volume manufacturing.”

The question arose due to concerns that there won’t be enough consoles to meet demand at release, a problem which certainly plagued the PlayStation 3 in its launch window and which both manufacturers need to account for.

AMD also supplied part of the Wii U’s innards, and Moshkelani said the company is conscious of and aiming for this homogeny.

“One of our goals is to be the dominant player in game consoles, handheld, and cloud gaming,” he said.

“The semi-custom initiative is not just about gaming. But gaming is our DNA. It’s not just this generation of consoles. We had a clean sweep with this generation, but we were in Xbox 360 and Gamecube. Gaming has always been a part of our business. We want to be the dominant player in gaming SoCs.”

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  1. ps3fanboy

    good news for ps4 but i think its not amd chips that is gonna be xbones problems. the problem is gonna be to finish it in time for release.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. nollie4545

    Doesn’t have any issues meeting demand… now Intel and Nvidia are firmly whooping their asses in the technical and even price stakes in some cases. Basically no hopers in the CPU category and they are fast losing turf to Nvidia on the GPU front. So its a good thing they have dumped a load of cut price silicon into MS and Sony or they’d be even further up shit creek.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. jron310

    I like AMD, glad they have a strong business plan behind them with the new consoles, and seemingly new APU’s too.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. MCTJim

    least things will be “on schedule” BUT there will be a shortage of launch consoles..there always is at that time of year.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. jmg24bad

    I just hope I have the money to get mine

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Joe_Gamer

    No one else is buying their chips so um yeah, plenty to go around, Jaguar cores for every-console!

    #6 1 year ago