According to Reuters, SIE President Jim Ryan revealed this week that Sony PS5 pre-orders in the United States are performing well. The pre-order quantity is roughly equal. However, Jim Ryan did not disclose the specific number of pre-orders. According to him, the PlayStation 5 console pre-orders in the first 12 hours is the same as the first 12 weeks of the PlayStation 4 in the US. For reference, 4 months before the official launch of PS4 (July 2013), the global pre-orders of PS4 exceeded 1 million units. In addition, PS4 sold more than 1 million units within 24 hours after it was officially launched in the United States.
According to Jim, because the demand exceeds expectations, there is no guarantee for those who wants to buy the PS5 on launch day. Sony is doing its best in the holiday shopping season to make the PS5 available. Jim Ryan said
“The demand as expressed by the level of pre-order has been very, very considerable…It may well be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one…we are working as hard as we ever can”.
From the pre-order data, if you need this console, you better partake in the pre-orders. Obviously, this device will sell out almost instantly on launch day.
The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. However, this console will be available for the rest of the world on November 19. The PlayStation 5 arrive with a $499.99 / ¥49,980 / €499.99 / £449.99 price tag. However, the cheaper digital version will sell for $399.99 / ¥39,980 / €399.99 / £359.99.
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Sony PS5 Specs comparison with Microsoft Xbox Series X
|PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency, with SMT)
|8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
|Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB NVMe SSD||1TB Custom NVMe SSD|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw),
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||1TB Expansion Card|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
|HDMI||2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)||2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)|
|Backwards compatibility||PlayStation 4||Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One|