Since the PS4 uses the AMD’s Jaguar architecture APU Sony would then have to pay Microsoft a certain amount for every unit sold.
Microsoft is looking to spice things up as the company is primed to acquire struggling Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) according to Windows Central. The software giants approached AMD several months ago but they did not come to an agreement back then. Maybe this time if Microsoft does go for it AMD might sell out.
The sale would be very advantageous for Microsoft if it comes to fruition. For example, since the PS4 uses the AMD’s Jaguar architecture APU Sony would then have to pay Microsoft a certain amount for every unit sold. Microsoft’s Xbox One uses AMD as well so it would help lower production costs in the long run. As game consoles are a big factor in the current industry and it would likely put Sony in a complicated place sharing their profits with their main competition.
This would also put Microsoft in a position to sell stand-alone chipsets on the market. The Microsoft name in itself would put them on a pedestal in the chipset and video card market.
Microsoft actually isn’t actually the only one trying to buy AMD since Qualcomm has also thrown its name in the hat. Qualcomm has been looking to raise its standing via an acquisition or a merger and a deal with AMD is just the thing they might need.