Not quite.Apparently the issue is with AMD struggling to meet production. It really reeks to me of enormous mismanagement at both ends. The bottom line is Sony not being able to keep up with demand must be excruciating. Microsoft are in a similar boat but from all reports in seems the PS5 is even more difficult to nab.
Got the call that my ps5 is in so going to pick up on Thursday arvo.
How easy is it to back up data to the cloud from the ps4 so I can redownload on ps5 for games like Ark and FO76?
They're predicting the shortage to go through right up until Christmas. IF I'm not able to get a new console within a year of launch there's a problem. The above looks nothing more then company PR spin to the average consumer.Not quite.
TSMC, who physically manufacture the SoC that is the brains of both consoles, only has so much manufacturing capacity (something which takes many years of lead time to build up given the complexity of it). AMD, who designs the chips, is already allocating 80% of what they can get from TSMC towards the consoles (and thus hurting their ability to manufacture their own GPUs or CPUs). The only way in which you could call the supply issues of consoles mismanagement is if you thought that there should have been a massive backlog of stock built up before launch, but that is absurd and not the way to conduct business, and would also mean that the consoles still wouldn't have launched in this alternate reality.
And I'd guess that the reason XSX is easier to get than PS5 is that PS5 has a bigger market share worldwide.
Except it isn't spin, and anyone who follows this sort of stuff and saw how blocked up TSMC's 7nm fab was saw this coming. It's why NVIDIA, another long term TSMC partner, moved to Samsung. Unless more customers like Apple move to 5nm then not much will change any time soon. AMD's plan is short term pain for long term gain as once other customers move on and they buy up more capacity, they'll be able to pump out more SoCs at a greater margin.They're predicting the shortage to go through right up until Christmas. IF I'm not able to get a new console within a year of launch there's a problem. The above looks nothing more then company PR spin to the average consumer.
Luckily I haven’t had any capacity issues yet but I have only played Hitman 3, Valhalla and I have the PS5 Borderlands 3 game installed.Haven’t been on here for a while but got a day 1 PS5 at the beginning. Been playing Valhalla, really enjoying it.
The new controller is much better than the PS4. The storage is absolutely shithouse though.