Wednesday, July 15th 2020

Sony Doubles Playstation 5 Orders Amid High Demand

According to the Bloomberg report, Sony has reportedly doubled Playstation 5 orders and plans to ship 10 million units this fiscal year. Originally, Sony wanted to ship 5-6 million units between November of this year and March 31st of 2021. However, Sony is seeing a very high demand for its next-generation console and it had to double the production orders. Being manufactured in Kisarazu, Japan, the company can assemble two Playstation 4 consoles every minute, which is pretty impressive and gives hope that Sony can satisfy the demand for the new console. When the manufacturing costs of the console are broken down into parts, memory is making for more than half of it. The super-fast PCIe 4.0 SSD and GDDR6 memory cost about $250 combined. Reports are suggesting that the entire console costs an amazing $450 to manufacture.
Source: TweakTown
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26 Comments on Sony Doubles Playstation 5 Orders Amid High Demand

#1
R0H1T
Still waiting to know what this mysterious gddr6x memory is all about, saw this in the previous article as well. Is this a typo :wtf:
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#3
Xex360
Isn't the PS5 using GDDR6.
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#4
robb
Xex360
Isn't the PS5 using GDDR6.
yes so not sure why gddr6x was mentioned here.
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#5
kayjay010101
Yeah, AFAIK the only product that has even mentioned having GDDR6X is the Ampere cards, and even then that's just a rumor with no supporting evidence. Officially there isn't a 6X spec. The PS5 is just 6, not 6X
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#7
Sykobee
PS5 is going to use fairly run of the mill 14Gbps GDDR6 - it's highly unlikely they'll do a last minute upgrade to faster GDDR6 or mythical GDDR6X.

However maybe they would like to boost it a little - 16Gbps GDDR6 would give them 512GB/s bandwidth instead of 448 - close enough to the XSX's peak. It might depend on pricing, and 14 is going to be cheaper than 16 and the gain is likely minimal. Too late now to change.

It will be interesting to see a final BoM once it is released. I suspect the SSD and RAM will cost less than the $250 in the article, but the AMD SoC will be more than the PS4 SoC at launch due to 7nm node and using decent CPUs and AMD wanting a better margin now than in the past.
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#8
AleksandarK
Updated. Thanks for pointing out everyone
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#9
Chomiq
Surprised they are making them in Japan.
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#10
The Quim Reaper
Chomiq
Surprised they are making them in Japan.
Why? Despite outward appearences, Sony is still a very nationalistic Japanese company.
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#11
Kohl Baas
The Quim Reaper
Why? Despite outward appearences, Sony is still a very nationalistic Japanese company.
And Japan is a very nationalistic Country. The same time when more than 7 million PS4 was sold in Japan, it was merely a quarter of a million units of XBONE. I was both baffled and amazed. Guess Sony and Nintendo is filling a very special market.
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#12
Th3pwn3r
They have all the numbers figured out even though they aren't taking pre-orders yet.
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#13
Chomiq
Th3pwn3r
They have all the numbers figured out even though they aren't taking pre-orders yet.
You do realize that end users don't buy their consoles directly from Sony, right? They're talking about demand from retailers.
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#14
lynx29
very glad they decided to up production, the whole shortage at launch stuff was getting annoying. now I just hope retailers are smart and limit 1 or 2 max per household too... but I doubt they will be that smart. sigh.
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#15
windwhirl
lynx29
very glad they decided to up production, the whole shortage at launch stuff was getting annoying. now I just hope retailers are smart and limit 1 or 2 max per household too... but I doubt they will be that smart. sigh.
I was about to ask why would someone buy more than one or two consoles, and then I remembered about these people that love to hoard at MSRP and sell when the price is higher.
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#16
Th3pwn3r
Chomiq
You do realize that end users don't buy their consoles directly from Sony, right? They're talking about demand from retailers.
It's not that I realize that, I know that. Still, pre-orders can't be made yet. My point stands.
lynx29
very glad they decided to up production, the whole shortage at launch stuff was getting annoying. now I just hope retailers are smart and limit 1 or 2 max per household too... but I doubt they will be that smart. sigh.
There are always ways around that too. I want to purchase two. One for my nephew and one for myself. If there's a limit then I'll just have my girlfriend buy it, so yeah, there's always ways around it.
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#17
dirtyferret
Finally we will be able to play mediocre games with medium low settings at 4k 60fps. What an incredible world we will live in once this comes true.
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#18
Xex360
Kohl Baas
And Japan is a very nationalistic Country. The same time when more than 7 million PS4 was sold in Japan, it was merely a quarter of a million units of XBONE. I was both baffled and amazed. Guess Sony and Nintendo is filling a very special market.
Besides the iPhone, Japanese tend to buy only Japanese products, maybe because they aren't so open to the world.
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#19
Imsochobo
Kohl Baas
And Japan is a very nationalistic Country. The same time when more than 7 million PS4 was sold in Japan, it was merely a quarter of a million units of XBONE. I was both baffled and amazed. Guess Sony and Nintendo is filling a very special market.
While true, they do buy a lot of iphones, they do buy a lot of other products.
But as many they are nationalistic, and they don't value price above all else, they also have amazing quality.

As for the Xbone, why would they buy it ?
None of the games they love are on it.....
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#20
Fry178
@dirtyferret
And?
Do you also complain that cars with a top speed of +100mp/h are made,
You know, cause most countries have speed limits well below that. ;)

No one forces you to buy/play it, so...
Outside the fact: how many games can you play locally with 2-4 ppl and/or splitscreen on a single pc?
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#21
dirtyferret
Fry178
@dirtyferret
And?
Do you also complain that cars with a top speed of +100mp/h are made,
You know, cause most countries have speed limits well below that. ;)

No one forces you to buy/play it, so...
Outside the fact: how many games can you play locally with 2-4 ppl and/or splitscreen on a single pc?
Who's complaining? I simply stated what the console is.
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#22
ratirt
dirtyferret
Who's complaining? I simply stated what the console is.
I don't think what you said is true about the consoles. Till this year, consoles always inherit components already available on a PC for a year for instance. Today consoles are getting this stuff first or at the same time(of course it is console specific) like the RDNA2 graphics. Not sure where this low to medium mediocre games is coming from and how did you manage to judge it will be low to medium settings.
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#23
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
ratirt
I don't think what you said is true about the consoles. Till this year, consoles always inherit components already available on a PC for a year for instance. Today consoles are getting this stuff first or at the same time(of course it is console specific) like the RDNA2 graphics. Not sure where this low to medium mediocre games is coming from and how did you manage to judge it will be low to medium settings.
It's more like medium to very high settings, with the way last of us 2 looks on a Ps4 on any res even though 30fps is highly respectable.
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#24
R0H1T
Xex360
Besides the iPhone, Japanese tend to buy only Japanese products, maybe because they aren't so open to the world.
You could say that about a million other products & hundreds of nationalities. Nationalism or protectionism isn't uniquely a Japanese trait.
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#25
Xex360
Imsochobo
But as many they are nationalistic, and they don't value price above all else, they also have amazing quality.
Except food:D
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