Since the release of next-generation consoles at the end of last year, the demand for next-generation consoles has been high. It is no secret. However, due to continued supply shortages caused by the global pandemic, these two game consoles are still difficult to buy.
In a recent financial earnings conference call with investors, AMD’s CEO was asked about the current supply situation and seasonal issues. According to the CEO, AMD will increase chip productivity next year. She expects that 2022 will be another strong year for Sony and Microsoft, but. She expects that 2023 will be the “peak year” for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S sales.
“I think the game console business, market cycle, and overall, the demand is very amazing. I mean, now we have entered the second year of the new generation of consoles, the demand is still so high, and we are continuing to increase production. We expect 2022 to be another year of strong growth for game consoles. According to the console demand cycle, the peak year is actually the fourth year. Therefore, 2023 is expected to be the peak year.”
Su Zifeng also admitted that under the new crown epidemic, the supply chain is still affected, and it is becoming more and more difficult to predict the cycle of sales. Therefore, in the current environment, regular and predictable sales changes every year are impossible to some extent.
“But overall, the outlook for consoles in the gaming market is promising, and we are also very happy that our customers have chosen to use AMD’s technology on their platforms, and we will continue to increase the supply.” She said that although the supply in the next year The chain is still unlikely to be normal, but AMD will strive to provide enough chips.