Wow. They wanted to ship 15 million through March. That is nuts. Even if they get 11 million out there that should be plenty, they'll still probably have a couple million sitting around at that point. 15 million would probably get them into next Fall.
Even more absurd of a plan given it was reported that Sony freaked out over the pricing of Xbox and apparently had to slash their planned price of PS5 because Xbox came in at a lower price than they had thought.
At least at 11 million through March there should be plenty of supply for everyone to get one with plenty left on store shelves.
That rumor about sony being freaked bout MS pricing is also nonsense. Its ignorant fanboy banter at best (not talking about you because its clear that's not what you are saying). If you ask anyone that is even remotely tech-savvy on here or other forums back in march when rumors of Lockhart were really making the rounds and what a lower-priced console would be compared to the XSX, we would have said (and a lot of us did) that it would be priced at $299/$349, be all-digital, have a smaller SSD and be at around a third of the GPU of the XSX, have less RAM bt have the same CPU.
If we could figure this out, I am sure sony could too.
If anything, the thing that could b causing sony some grief is the financing option MS is basically offerring for their consoles.
I’m rolling my eyes at your first comment. Please, you don’t have to educate me on the importance of brand over specs. The power narrative does apply to the niche core gamers that care about their multiplats. The vocal minority. Everything helps, power and price of Series S will ensure the gap initially won’t be as wide.
They do have a flawless hardware production. They have not made any official announcements with regards to expected shipments because they do not know. And they do not know because they can't know. And thy cannot know because they are not the one making every single individual component.
They can quest for 15M chips from AMD, and AMD would crunch some numbers, and tell them, "ok, we can do that for you at this price" and they will be good. Only for AMD to come back a month later and go, "Hey, sorry, yields aren't as good we thought, we can't give you 15M, we can give you 11M chips though".
That's not on sony. And again this is the good kinda bad. The only reason this is news is cause they are dropping from 15M to 11M, but that's still a great place to be at. If they just went for a conservative 5-7M, everything would have been ok. Another way to look at it; this is the kinda headache MS would be wishing they had. That howmuch supply the want is tomeet the estimated demand for their console is outsripping the capacity of their suppliers.