PS5 production cut by 4M units, says report


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Sony Corp. has reportedly cut production of the PlayStation 5 by four million units to 11 million units for the fiscal year due to production issues.

Bloomberg this week claimed the PS5 production has incurred manufacturing problems with the custom chipset which resulted to yields as low as 50 percent for its system-on-a-chip.

Sony previously estimated 15 million PS5 units shipped by fiscal Mar. 2021.

The hardware will include an eight-core AMD Ryzen CPU based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture at 3.5Ghz variable frequency. The custom Radeon GPU will include 36 compute units at 2.23Ghz for 10.28 TFLOPs capability, 8K graphics support, and ray-tracing to model the travel of light against 3D models.

In addition, the new chipset will include 3D audio to better represent sound from various directions.

The hardware will include 16GB GDDR6 RAM. Memory bandwidth will total 448GB per second.

For storage, a new 825GB solid-state drive will be included to decrease load times and increase the amount of data pushed to render graphics. An NVMe SSD slot will allow for additional storage.

Finally, the console is backwards compatible to the PS4 and the PlayStation VR headset.

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