The PlayStation 5 turned a year old today.
According to Sony, they claim to be ‘just getting started with PS5’. The imaginative game creators and publishing partners launched more than 360 games on PS5 with more than 25 games in development for PS5 at PlayStation Studios currently.
“PS5 gamers have collectively played more than 4.6 billion hours of gameplay on PS5 and broadcast more than 26 million hours of content.” Sony said in a press statement.
From data collected between November 12, 2020 – September 30, 2021, Sony also released a list of PS5 games played during PS5’s first year, based on gameplay hours. They include:
- 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
According to Bloomberg, Sony intends to create fewer PS5s, so things may not be so bright. Bloomberg reports that the business originally planned to manufacture 16 million consoles in the current fiscal year (which ends in March), but now aims to make “around 15 million.” Since its release in November 2020, the PS5 has been extremely difficult to come by, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon: Sony’s manufacturing partners believe it will be tough to fulfill the company’s goal of 22.6 million PS5 sales in the coming fiscal year.
PS5 Availability and Pricing in Kenya
A quick look at various sites selling the PS5 price the console at around Sh 94,000 for the digital version and the prices start from around Sh100,000 and go as high as Sh140,000 for the standard version.
For more than a year, the worldwide chip shortage has had a huge impact on the whole technology industry, but recent gaming hardware news has proven that things aren’t going to get any better anytime soon. Gaming companies large and small will feel the pain far into next year, and it’s not just Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles that may be difficult to obtain.