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Sony Celebrates The First Birthday Of PlayStation 5

It’s A Shame Most People Still Can’t Get The Console

PS5 Birthday

In a PlayStation Blog post, President and CEO of SIE Jim Ryan celebrated the successes of PS5’s first year and revealed the top 10 most played games of the last year.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the launch of the PlayStation 5, while availability has been extremely poor, the next-gen console has still proven to be a massive success for Sony. The PS5 had the most successful console launch of all time and is estimated to have sold roughly around 4 million units at launch. In the post, Jim Ryan reflects on the journey and success of PS5 over the last year saying:

“So much has happened in just one year from the day we lit up landmarks and other iconic places all over the world to mark the arrival of PS5. Incredible games such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, and Deathloop launched. SIE acquired the talented development studios Bluepoint Games, Firesprite, Housemarque, and Nixxes. We revealed our next-generation VR system for PS5. And most recently, we’ve unveiled new footage and exciting updates for upcoming titles such as God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West all from PlayStation Studios, and announced Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake during our September showcase.”

Ryan would go on to tease the future of PlayStation 5 revealing that there are currently 25 exclusive titles currently in development for PS5. There were also some insane stats revealed that were taken from player data over the last year with PS5 gamers having racked up more than 4.6 billion hours of gameplay. Players were also able to share and broadcast over more than 26 million hours of gameplay. Using this data Sony was able to unveil the top 10 games played on PS5 using gameplay data:

  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Destiny 2
  • MLB The Show 21
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Demon’s Souls
  • NBA 2K22

In a closing statement, Ryan addressed the lack of availability of PlayStation 5. Ryan pledged that supply will meet the demand for the PlayStation 5 going forward and that Sony will ship as many units as possible. It was a smart move to address the availability issues, failure to do so would be seen as nothing less than tone-deaf.

Jim Ryan’s words may put some minds at ease that they will get their hands on a PlayStation 5 sooner rather than later, but a much-reported rumour suggests that the production of PS5 consoles will be cut. The global chip shortage that has massively impacted the development of next-gen consoles is far more severe than it was a year ago. Covid isn’t going away anytime soon and is set to continue to make life difficult for suppliers. It remains to be seen if PlayStation are making empty promises or if supply will finally meet the demand for the much sought after console.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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