AMD suggests the PS5 will be released in 2020


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An AMD investor call has suggested the PS5 will be released in 2020.

“As we see, the semi-custom business at this point, we still believe that it’s going to be down substantially in 2019, let’s call it approximately 20 percent-plus,” AMD CEO Lisa Su said in the call, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. “And then as we go into 2020, without talking about any specific customer, we believe that semi-custom will return to a growth business for us in 2020 and beyond.”

Already, Sony has confirmed that its next-gen console — technically not named the PlayStation 5 as yet — will sport a CPU based on the third-gen of AMZ’s Ryzen line.

While it’s very true that Su might not have been meaning Sony when speaking of “any specific customer”, it’s also hard to deny the coincidence here.

We’ll let you know when we hear more of the PS5. Until then, Sony’s confirmed that its second State of Play, confirmed for later this week, will not make reference of a next-gen console.