Sony presents incredible PS4 sale numbers and reveals PS5 logo at CES
Sony has been the undisputed leader of this console generation ever since the PlayStation 4 was launched back in 2013. At CES, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan revealed that the PlayStation 4 has sold 104 million units, which makes it the second best-selling console behind the PlayStation 2, which sold 158 million units. Sony has sold 5 million PlayStation VR headsets, and no less than 1.15 billion games for the PlayStation 4.
Jim Ryan also introduced the PlayStation 5 logo, which looks exactly like you might expect. The font and logo keeps the style introduced with the PlayStation 3 Slim and used for all models of the PlayStation 4. Considering how well-established the PlayStation name and numbering is and how much ridicule Microsoft recently suffered, Sony’s probably smart to play it safe.
PS4 owners on average purchase eleven games throughout the console’s lifespan
Sony has been pretty careful about revealing too much about the PlayStation 5, but we know the core features: GPU featuring hardware ray-tracing, 8K output and SSD storage. The actual CPU and GPU specifications are still under wraps, but it is most likely similar to the next Xbox, since AMD is delivering the chipset for both consoles. All will most likely be revealed over the course of the year.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which title is NOT an Oddworld game?
- Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
- Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
- Oddworld: Tasty Oddysee
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath blasts onto the Nintendo Switch this month
First released for the Xbox in 2005, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath told the story of a furry bounty hunter and his quest to raise money for life-saving surgery. Almost 15 years later, the genre-bending first/third-person action-adventure is finally hitting the Switch. There’s a trailer out right now, and you can pre-order in the Nintendo eShop.
Heatran returns to Pokemon Go
The legendary Lava Dome Pokémon Heatran from Pokémon Diamond & Pearl is returning to Pokémon Go for the first time since December 2018, and this time you will be able to catch a shiny one! Heatran replaces the current legendary Virizion, so better get a move on if you haven’t caught one already.
Heatran will appear in 5-star raids from January 7th, and don’t forget that the Adventure Sync Hatchaton event is still on until January 16th – it’s your best chance to nab an Unova Stone.
Turning platinum into gold
PlatinumGames is known for their stylish action games, and was co-founded by Hideki Kamiya who rose to fame as the director of Resident Evil 2 before creating Devil May Cry. In the years before PlatinumGames got started, Kamiya was part of the Clover team and directed Viewtiful Joe as well as Okami. He is also famously grumpy on Twitter.
At PlatinumGames he has directed Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta, and was in charge of the sadly cancelled Scalebound. Kamiya is one of the most influential game designers of the last 25 years, but he says Resident Evil 2 is the closest to his heart – and one of his first: He was just 25 years old when he took the reins on the project. Any regrets? Being too ambitious, and not taking the time to slow down and smell the roses.