Sony's PS5 Sold More in First 12 Hours Than the PS4 Did in Its First 12 Weeks

Last month, Sony opened up pre-orders for the upcoming next-generation PlayStation 5 and had to issue an apology shortly after for numerous issues caused by extremely an extremely high demand, including server crashes that led to certain customers not being able to secure a console. Despite the mishap, the tech and gaming giant has now revealed that the PS5 managed to pre-sell more units during the first 12 hours of pre-orders than the PS4 did during its first 12 weeks of launch.

“The demand as expressed by the level of pre-order has been very, very considerable,” Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Jim Ryan told Reuters. “It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one,” he added, although the company is “working as hard as we ever can” to make sure there’ll be enough supply for the holiday season at the end of the year.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is now scheduled for launch on November 12, starting at $400 USD.

Elsewhere in gaming, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed once again.
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