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.

Posted By | On 14th, Mar. 2013

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Nvidia says they rejected Sony’s offer due to “opportunity cost”. Hence, AMD got the business.

“I’m sure there was a negotiation that went on and we came to the conclusion that we didn’t want to do the business at the price those guys were willing to pay,” Tony Tamasi, Senior VP of content and technology at Nvidia, told Gamespot.

“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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