Chipmaker AMD supplies the processors which power the Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One, and is therefore a pretty significant player in the gaming arena right now. At the company's recent earnings call, it gave another possible indication that Nintendo's new NX system will be arriving later this year.
AMD states that it has seen record shipments of its chips - no doubt down to the success of the PS4 - and expects demand to remain strong for the rest of the year thanks to "new semi-custom business in the second half of 2016":
In our EESC segment, we had record shipments of our semi-custom SoCs powering the Playstation 4 and Xbox One game consoles. Demand for game consoles looks strong for 2016 and we remain on track to generate additional revenue from new semi-custom business in the second half of 2016. Game consoles -- we see units going up 2016 to 2015. We've also said in the enterprise embedded and semi-custom segment that we will be ramping some new design revenue in the second half of 2016. We have new products being introduced in both the businesses with the new design wins in the second half on the semi-custom side.
New business could mean the NX, the rumoured PS4K, both or neither. Isn't predicting fun? Let us know what you think by posting a comment.