AMD Reportedly Gains Additional 7 Nm Capacity Support from TSMC, but Strictly for PlayStation 5 Consoles

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Asian outlet MyDrivers has shared a report claiming that AMD has managed to gain additional 7 nm capacity support from TSMC, but unfortunately for Radeon fans who are desperately waiting for RDNA 2 stock to improve, the higher wafer allocation is supposedly going strictly to Sony’s next-gen console, the PlayStation 5. The story appears to stem from a paywalled DigiTimes article, which suggests that PS5 shipments will reach up to 18 million units next year.

“Production for Sony’s PS5 game consoles is likely to reach 16.8-18 million units in 2021, fueled by additional capacity support from TSMC and backend services firms, according to industry sources,” an excerpt reads.

The implication here is that the PS5 will be much easier to purchase next year despite the console’s rising popularity and ongoing hijinks from scalpers and other unscrupulous buyers. According to Gematsu’s coverage, Sony has already shipped 3.4 million units of the PS5, which is a record for the PlayStation brand. Additionally, Famitsu reported that the system has sold 242,000 units as of December 20.

“On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 263,304 units, bringing its total sales in Japan to over 17 million units; the PlayStation 5 family sold 17,578 units, the PlayStation 4 family sold 10,343 units, and the Xbox Series family sold 375 units,” the Japanese publication wrote. “Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series platforms remain in short supply.”

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