Everyone is waiting for Sony’s PS5 to drop. The next-gen console comes with some exciting hardware and specification and that has made everyone want to try it out. Now, to be a successful console, you need to have the numbers in your favor. Digitimes has an idea about the said numbers thanks to their sources.

PS5 was announced back in 2019. The console was delayed on several occasions due to many reasons, but once it was unveiled, the expectations rose up. PS5 will launch in two variants; one all digital and one with an optical disk drive.

The console also comes with backward compatibility, 4K resolution, and higher frame rates than the PS4. Deciding the winner between Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will be a real war considering the specs both the consoles bring forth.

PS5 shipment details

The news broke out of sources from the backend supply chain in Taiwan. Reportedly, the new PS5 console shipments are set to reach at least 120 million units within the next five years after the launch. This will be close to double of what Microsoft’s console is expected to ship.

Long time numbers also seem to favor Sony as PS5 could end up selling 120-170 Million units after the initial 5 years. This is a huge jump from the number that the PS4 registered after the 5-year date. Sony also looks to sell close to 20 million units this year alone after launch according to the aforementioned sources.

Hardware insights

Insights on some of the hardware were also received through the same source. It looks like Sony is stepping up shipments of hardware to boost their number of units for the year.

“AMD-designed processors for the device fabricated by TSMC on its 7nm node and packaged by ASE Technology and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) with its FCBGA process are already being delivered to Sony, and shipments of peripheral chipsets are expected to peak later in the third quarter to support the first wave of terminal sales in the fourth quarter,

Taiwan’s chipmaker ZillTek Technology and China’s AAC Technologies now share Sony’s orders for handle controller chips for PS5, and another two Taiwanese IC designers Nuvoton Technology and Genesys Logic are supplying MCUs and USB hub controllers, respectively, for the device, with Greatek Electronics as their backend partner. Meanwhile, Phison Electronics reportedly has also cut into PS5 supply chain with its SSD controller chips packaged by Taiwan’s OSE”

With all the inside info that are out, it looks like Sony is all set to compete and win the console war. Not much is known about Xbox’s strategy, but we sure hope they have something planned.

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