Friday 1 March 2024
Sony's gaming business to lay off 8% of employees amidst weak PS5 sales
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the gaming subsidiary under the Sony Group, announced that it will lay off 900 employees, around 8% of SIE's total staff. The main reasons include...
Monday 19 February 2024
Sony lowers PS5 sales goal amid record CIS shipments
At its latest earnings call event, Sony revealed a downward adjustment to its sales goal for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console while reporting a new high in CMOS image sensor (CIS)...
Friday 9 February 2024
Sony targets disabled players gaming market with novel control interface
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is targeting games for the disabled market.
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Microsoft ignites new competition in gaming industry with leaks on competitors and acquisition of Activision Blizzard
From the perspective of the component and end-device market, 2023 has not been a very good year for the tech industry, However, for software giant Microsoft, the emergence of AI has...
Thursday 12 October 2023
Backend firms upbeat about demand for new PS5
Backend companies are positive about demand for Sony's new slimmed-down PlayStation 5 (PS5), which will hit the shelves in mid-November, according to industry sources.
Friday 14 July 2023
Next version of Sony's PS5 is on the horizon, according to report from primary competitor Microsoft
It has been nearly three years since Sony's PlayStation 5 (PS5) console began its sales in November 2020. There have been repeated rumors from the semiconductor-related supply chain,...
Wednesday 7 September 2022
Sony downgrades PS5 sales, yet reportedly places additional orders for processors
Sony recently announced a price increase for its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console, which has caused Sony to downgrade the PS5's annual sales figures for 2022. However, according to supply...
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Global game console shipments to reach over 55 million units in 2022 and higher in 2023
Global game console shipments are expected to reach around 55-58 million units in 2022 and may rise further in 2023.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Easing chip shortages to boost PS5 console shipments
The easing of chip and component shortages will boost shipments of Sony's PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming consoles in the second half of 2022 and 2023, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Top-3 game console vendors show mixed sales amid chip shortages
The world's three leading game console vendors Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have shown mixed sales results amid the supply crunch of some basic chips and components.
Thursday 6 May 2021
Suppliers to gear up for PS5 redesign
Suppliers including foundry TSMC are expected to kick off production for the redesign of Sony's PlayStation 5 (PS5) games console between the second and third quarters of 2022, according...
Monday 19 April 2021
Game consoles sales booming in Taiwan
Sales of gaming consoles in the Taiwan market have been brisk in the first half of 2021, spurred mainly by stay-at-home economic activities and the release of the next-generation...
Tuesday 29 December 2020
PS5 shipments to reach 16.8-18 million units in 2021
Production for Sony's PS5 game consoles is likely to reach 16.8-18 million units in 2021, fueled by additional capacity support from TSMC and backend services firms, according to...
Wednesday 23 December 2020
Taiwan semiconductor firms to benefit from robust PS5 orders
The stay-at-home economy induced by the coronavirus outbreak is expected to significantly boost demand for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and benefit Taiwan's upstream semiconductor companies,...
Wednesday 3 June 2020
PS5 online launch delay little affects upstream PCB shipments
Taiwan PCB and IC substrate makers in the supply chain of PlayStation 5 (PS5) will see their shipments remain unaffected despite Sony announcing a delay in a planned June 4 online...