PlayStation Boss Says One In Four PS5 Owners Didn’t Own A PS4

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has stated {that a} quarter of PlayStation 5 house owners by no means owned a PlayStation 4.Ryan made the assertion in interviews with GQ and The Washington Post to advertise the announcement of PlayStation VR 2 and speak concerning the state of the PlayStation 5 in 2021.

“One in four of those who have bought a PlayStation 5 do not have a PS4 […] So it’s really nice that we’re able to bring in people from outside,” Ryan advised GQ. This means that PlayStation has managed to convey a variety of new gamers into its ecosystem with its next-gen launch, or at the very least absorb a variety of gamers who might have chosen different consoles or caught with PC in earlier generations.For some context, the PlayStation 5 shipped 4.5 million units in 2020, matching the launch run of the PlayStation Four again in 2013. Demand continues to be outstripping provide for the console, and Ryan advised GQ that Sony is “working as hard as we possibly can” to treatment the scenario, noting the semiconductor scarcity and entirely-online distribution as issues which might be holding again manufacturing.

This is all a part of a serious information blast from Sony, as the corporate revealed PlayStation VR 2 earlier today, and introduced in Ryan’s GQ interview that extra PlayStation exclusives will likely be coming to PC, reportedly beginning with Days Gone within the Spring. Elsewhere in the identical interview, we realized that Gran Turismo 7 is being pushed back to 2022.

Jordan Oloman is a contract author for Gamingskillz who, like Jim Ryan, can also be a part of the video games business Geordie huge. Follow him on Twitter.

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