Report: PS5 CPU Entering Final Manufacturing Stages

Report: PS5 CPU Entering Final Manufacturing Stages - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2020 / 1,413 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment is now six months or less away from the launch of their next generation console, the PlayStation 5, as they have previously stated it is on track to launch in Holiday 2020.

"We remain absolutely on track," said Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan at the time. "We're going to launch this holiday, we will have a global launch. And where we're greatly looking forward to it. And we very much want the gaming world to look forward to it, too."

There is a new report that Sony is getting closer to launch as a report by Digitimes states the CPU for the PS5, which is a custom AMD Zen 2 processor, will be entering the final stages of the manufacturing process next week.

Report: PS5 CPU Entering Final Manufacturing Stages

The report also says manufacturing should be running full-steam ahead by August as it should be entering large-scale manufacturing soon. 

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Holiday 2020.

Thanks GamingBolt.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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EricHiggin (on 03 June 2020)

CPU, or APU?

DonFerrari (on 04 June 2020)

It is on time. So what about the consoles melting down? Thrustworthy leakers have swear it.

KratosLives (on 04 June 2020)

Will we make it to 2021? At the rate things are going, a nuke, war with china or an asteroid will hit.

shikamaru317 (on 03 June 2020)

So full manufacturing might not begin until late July? Didn't we get a report recently that Xbox Series X was already in full manufacturing as of late May? If both these reports are true, it seems like Microsoft should have 2 months extra to manufacture stock ahead of the Holiday. MS actually may have time to do a staggered launch, with Series X coming in September alongside Cyberpunk, and Series S coming in November alongside Halo Infinite.

Otter (on 03 June 2020)

What sense would a staggered launch make? And Cyberpunk has been confirmed to only be launching on current gen at first.

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shikamaru317 (on 03 June 2020)

The sense would be that people can play the next-gen version of Cyberpunk immediately. instead of being stuck in that awkward area of trying to decide between waiting 2 months to play the game on next-gen, or playing on current gen in September. I know I personally hate the idea of having to choose between playing Cyberpunk on base Xbox One, where it will probably be 720p with framerate issues, or waiting 2 months to play the Series X version in November, and trying to dodge spoilers for 2 months. Cyberpunk and some exclusive like Forza Motorsport 8 could sell the Series X on launch, then in November Halo Infinite would release alongside Series S, which is the mass market console rumored to be selling for $300, Xbox's biggest exclusive for the year releasing alongside their mass market console.

Not saying that the launch will happen that way, just that MS gave themselves time to do it that way if they want to, by starting manufacturing earlier than most new consoles begin manufacturing (at least if that report was true).

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elazz (on 03 June 2020)

Mass assembly of the PS4 and PS4 Pro happened around 12-14 weeks before release. Having the CPU's being produced double that time in advance makes sense. These industries are working according to Just in Time principle

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DonFerrari (on 04 June 2020)

But there is still a thing called demand.

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shikamaru317 (on 04 June 2020)

@DonFerrari Demand shouldn't be too much of an issue, at least in Xbox's core markets. Xbox One had just about everything against it on launch, higher price tag, lower specs, negative PR effects from the stupid statements from MS employees, etc., and yet it still sold 1.1m units first week, 2m units in the first 18 days, and 3m units during the 6 weeks. If XB1 could manage to sell 3m units it's first Holiday with everything going against it, I feel like Xbox Series should have no issue at all beating that number, especially considering there is a Halo game at launch, and the possibility of the $300 Series S being available on launch (though MS may cancel it or wait until 2021 to release it). Now obviously demand will be lower in some markets, particularly in Asia and some European countries that are strongly PS oriented, but demand in countries like US, UK, Mexico, France, Germany, Brazil, and Australia will be high enough to largely make up for those weaker markets I suspect.

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DonFerrari (on 04 June 2020)

I have no doubt they would have demand for 3-5M on the first 6 months, I was more talking on let's say they having 2 extra months of production versus Sony, if there isn't extra demand that won't mean much. But sure if they antecipate the launch that 2 months could help on it. But since there is no official confirmation of anything (and MS said holidays as well) we will have to wait and see.

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