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Less than a year after its launch, PlayStation 5 has already broken a sales record

2021-07-30T13:57:54.672Z

Despite the global chip crisis, the console has already reached a milestone of units sold in its first 249 days of life.



07/30/2021 10:49

  • Clarín.com

  • Technology

Updated 07/30/2021 10:54 AM

Sony's next-generation video game console,

PlayStation 5 (PS5)

, has

surpassed 10 million units sold

globally since it was put on the window in November last year.

It took 249 days to reach that figure, which makes it

the fastest-selling console

in the brand's more than 25-year history.

By comparison, the PlayStation 4, which was Sony's fastest-selling console so far, took 271 days.

It remains to be seen if PlayStation 5 will sell the 115 million that its predecessor PS4 achieved;

or the

155 million sold for PS2, the most commercially successful console of all time

.

Since November 12, 2020 (when it went on sale in the first seven countries), PS5 has sold 10 million units worldwide.

That same day,

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

also went on sale

, which since then has more than 6.5 million copies.

Other titles that set record numbers for Sony are

MLB The Show 2

, which became the fastest-selling title of this franchise, with

3 million copies

for all platforms since its launch on April 16 of this year.

"While the PS5 reached more homes faster than any of our previous consoles, we still have a lot of work ahead of us as

demand for the PS5 continues to outstrip supply,

" said Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan, in a statement.

The company recalled the titles that will soon arrive on its gaming platforms, which include a new 

God of War, Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West

, among the exclusives;

and

Battlefield 2042, DEATHLOOP and Kena: Bridge of Spirits

.

PS5 launches its first beta with increased storage

Playstation 5 had good sales in its first months of life.

Photo Sony

On the other hand, the Japanese company began on Thursday the distribution of the beta of the PlayStation 5 system software (PS5) that

enables the use of the M.2 SSD slot

, with which users can

expand the storage

of their console to store more games. 

PS5 has a slot to be able to expand the storage with a solid state drive (SSD), a possibility that since the launch of the game console in November last year was

disabled by software

.

Through the beta program of the system software, Sony activated support that allows you to use an external storage drive and expand the capacity offered by the internal drive (825GB, but only 667GB for games, applications and other multimedia files).

On its Support page, Sony specifies that users should ensure that they use a

compatible M.2 SSD drive

(PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD) with a read speed of 5,500MB / s and a capacity between 250GB and 4TB. , and recommends the use of a heat dissipation system in it.

Ratchet and Clank: A Dimension Apart, the latest PlayStation 5 exclusive video game. Photo Sony

However, the company did not guarantee that all M.2 SSDs that

meet the requirements will work on the PS5

, nor that gaming performance will be the same as with the internal drive.

The first beta of PlayStation 5 is available for now for users in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and France.

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Source: clarin

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