Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that sales of the renowned PlayStation 4 have surpassed the 91 million mark. This means that Sony has sold a whopping 5.6 million units in the 2018 holiday season globally.
Since it’s introduction in 2013, the game console has gained in popularity. The PlayStation 4 is powered by a semi-custom AMD x86 64-bit apu (combining cpu and gpu into one package). The AMD designed apu contains 8 × 1.6 GHz ‘Jaguar’-cores and graphics power is delivered by a semi-custom AMD Radeon 2nd generation GCN gpu.
Sony has also managed to sell a cumulative 876 million PS4 games worldwide.
PlayStation 4 Pro
After several revisions of the original PlayStation 4 model, Sony introduced a Pro version with beefier hardware in late 2016. Upgrading both processor (higher clock speed) and graphics processor. This more powerful hardware enabled gamers to play their video games in 4K and improved the PlayStation VR experience.
PlayStation 5 rumors
Chatter in the industry is that Sony’s next generation console will also be powered by AMD’s technology. Different sources point to a Zen+, or even a Zen 2 powered semi-custom apu. Finding out that Sony is releasing Zen optimisations for the LLVM compiler is a clear sign of a Zen based custom solution.
A solid release date is still unknown. It is generally expected to come out in 2020, traditionally just before the holiday season.