Sony sold more PS5’s in 12 hours than the PS4 sold in 12 weeks

Sony sold more PS5's in 12 hours than the PS4 sold in 12 weeks

Sony sold more PS5’s in 12 hours than the PS4 sold in 12 weeks

According to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO, Jim Ryan, the company has been seeing “very, very considerable demand”, exceeding the early pre-sales volumes of the company’s PlayStation 4 console.    

In a report by Reuters, Ryan confirmed that “Sony pre-sold as many PS5 consoles in the first 12 hours in the United States as in the first 12 weeks for its predecessor PlayStation 4 device.” That said, it is worth noting that Sony opened pre-orders for their PlayStation 4 console further away from launch than their PlayStation 5 system, and that online console pre-orders were a lot less common when the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013.     

With the PlayStation 4’s launch reaching its 7th anniversary next month, many gamers are ready to get their hands on a new gaming system. Restrictions brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic have all encouraged gamers to invest more in their gaming setups. The PlayStation 5’s strong launch lineup, which includes Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon Souls, will also pull more gamers towards purchasing Sony’s next-generation gaming system. 

Jim Ryan has stated that “not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one”, saying that the company is “working as hard as we ever can” to keep up with demand. 

Sony sold more PS5's in 12 hours than the PS4 sold in 12 weeks  

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