The next gen is almost upon us as 2013 will be the year when Sony and Microsoft will finally unveil their new consoles. Many rumors have been circulating about tentative release dates for both consoles but none have been confirmed so far.
Among the rumors, many cited production problems as the reason why the new consoles haven’t been presented yet and today we know for sure that there are production delays, thanks to some Amkor chart dated October 2011 and February 2012. Production was going going smoothly, according to the October 2011 charts: the next Playstation could have indeed been launched before the end of 2013. However the other chart, dated February 2012, shows that there have been problems in the production of the Si Interposer + DDR + Logic component.
As reported a few weeks back, this is a problem for Microsoft as well: both console are going to use AMD components and Amrok is one of the first suppliers for the company. Microsoft was originally shooting for a Holiday 2013 release, just like Sony, but as things stand now both consoles will probably miss the targeted release and get delayed to 2014.
With new console still far from seeing the light of days, it looks like the current generation will become the longest we’ve ever seen.