Game news PS5: It takes more time to launch than PS4
The PS5, while not very accessible, is breaking records and is already signing the best launch of a console. This week, Sony spokesmen again highlight the device’s performance: PS5 owners played and bought more games than PS4 owners during the same launch period.
According to the latest figures from Sony, almost eight million PS5s have been sold worldwide. The manufacturer is now aiming for the 14.8 million mark by March 2022. And if the new generation console is still far from drawing a wide range of full-featured productions, then there does not seem to be a lack of entertainment for its owners. According to Sony spokespersons Users would have spent 81% more time on the console than on the PS4 during their own launch phase between 2013 and 2014. It is also noted that the machine sold 11% more copies of the game than its predecessor in the first five months of its existence.
This data was reported by journalists WiredThis suggests that the increase in time spent at home in the current health context has certainly played a role in the above statistics. Additionally, the media note that PlayStation users’ gaming time, all consoles combined, increased 20% year over year in March 2021.
25 games in development at Sony
Currently, in addition to compatible PS4 games, PlayStation 5 players can enjoy the following exclusive features on their new computer: Demon’s Souls Remake, Astro’s Playroom with console or Returnal, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which will also be released on PS4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will also be released in June. According to Hermen Hulst, Director of PlayStation Studios, the best is yet to come. The man announced in Wired columns that more than 25 games were produced in-house and with partner developers. In addition, almost half of these titles would represent new licenses.
The shortage of consoles, however, persists. And according to Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki, supply will struggle to catch up with demand this year. Herman Hulst wants to be more optimistic: “We are working as hard as possible to improve this situation. We expect production to increase in the summer and we hope that in the second half of the year we will see some normalization of the balance between supply and demand over this period.“”
By Tiraxa, Writing from igamesnews.com