There have been many rumours over the last few weeks about a PS4K or PS4.5 but without any “proper” evidence to support the wild claims, we’ve not really been able to get behind them.
AMD, the guys who provide graphic chips and what not to different console manufacturers has seemingly revealed what we’ve been hearing over the last few weeks: more consoles are coming. One such console that AMD has been rumoured to be producing chips for is the unannounced Nintendo console, but another is possible the PS4K (not officially named so, but damn it’s a cool name), as well as an upgraded Xbox One.
In AMD’s latest quarterly earnings call of this year, the chip-maker more than suggested multiple new consoles were on the horizon.
“In our EESC segment, we had record shipments of our semi-custom SoCs powering the Playstation 4 and Xbox One game consoles.”
“Demand for game consoles looks strong for 2016 and we remain on track to generate additional revenue from new semi-custom business in the second half of 2016.”
“Game consoles — we see units going up 2016 to 2015. We’ve also said in the enterprise embedded and semi-custom segment that we will be ramping some new design revenue in the second half of 2016.”
“We have new products being introduced in both the businesses with the new design wins in the second half on the semi-custom side.”
This last part is of particular interest:
“While we expect revenue to be lower in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half based on the seasonality of the PC and game console businesses, we remain focused on successfully executing our product and technology roadmaps and plan to return AMD to non-GAAP operating profitability in the second half of 2016 and generate positive cash flow from operations for the year.”
So AMD expects business to be on the slower side during the first half of 2016 but expects to have a more profitable end to the year. Wonder why that could be? Possibly due to a Christmas release of new consoles? It’s not impossible.
Sounds to us that we’re getting that PS4K whether we want it or not. Would you be interested in a super-charged PS4, or are you happy enough with your current edition? Let us know down in the comments section below.