Nvidia didn’t want to work with Sony on PS4 at the price they offered
Microsoft’s next gen console is rumoured to use AMD card as well.
“Having been through the original Xbox and PS3, we understand the economics of [console development] and the tradeoffs.”
He also explained further why they declined.
“We’re building a whole bunch of stuff,” continued Tamasi, “and we had to look at console business as an opportunity cost. If we say, did a console, what other piece of our business would we put on hold to chase after that?”
“In the end, you only have so many engineers and so much capability, and if you’re going to go off and do chips for Sony or Microsoft, then that’s probably a chip that you’re not doing for some other portion of your business. And at least in the case of Sony and Nvidia, in terms of PS4, AMD has the business and Nvidia doesn’t. We’ll see how that plays out from a business perspective I guess. It’s clearly not a technology thing.”
Nvidia has released a $1000 GPU called Titan and have also posted a profit in their latest earnings release.
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