Since the official launch of the Sony PS5, it has been an uphill task to purchase this device. Whenever any of these hid the shelves, it completely sells out in minutes or even seconds. This is how popular the Sony PS5 is. Well, its popularity is translating into numbers that are breaking records. According to a recent report, the Sony PS5 currently has the highest ever sales for a single month in the US. This record is not just for PlayStation consoles but for all gaming consoles in the market. The PS5 topples the PlayStation 4 which held this record before now.
The Sony PS5 is not only the fastest in terms of units sold, it is also the fastest in terms of revenue generated. Considering that the Sony PS5 has been in the U.S. market for about a month, this is a really good record. Well, the PS5 is now clearly ahead of the Xbox Series X in terms of sales and revenues. In fact, the Xbox Series X first month sales are lower than its previous generation Xbox One. This is a really unfortunate situation for Microsoft. The Xbox Series X is not almost as popular as the PlayStation 5. However, sales are only a few months old. There is still a possibility that Microsoft could turn the tables.
Sony PS5 Hardware Specs
In terms of other parameters, the Sony PlayStation 5 series has two versions – the optical drive and digital version. They come with AMD’s custom 8-core Zen 2 CPU 3.5GHz (supports frequency conversion). The graphics card is AMD’s custom GPU with RDNA2 architecture. The frequency is up to 2.23GHz, supports 10.28 trillion floating-point operations per second, supports 120Hz/8K output, 3D sound effects, etc., In addition, this console is directly backward compatible with PS4 games. PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan, confirmed that 99% of PS4 games are playable on PS5.
According to reports, the Sony PS5 already have the Chinese 3C certification. There are speculations that the official launch date for this device in China is December 18th. However, it will commence sales in China on January 21st next year. This is not official information so we can not be so sure about the launch date. Like it is in other markets, we also expect this device to be difficult to buy in China.