Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has said that a quarter of PlayStation 5 owners never owned a PlayStation 4.
“One in four of those who have bought a PlayStation 5 do not have a PS4 […] So it’s really nice that we’re able to bring in people from outside,” Ryan told GQ. This suggests that PlayStation has managed to bring a lot of new players into its ecosystem with its next-gen launch, or at least take in a lot of players who may have chosen other consoles or stuck with PC in previous generations.
For some context, the PlayStation 5 shipped 4.5 million units in 2020, matching the launch run of the PlayStation 4 back in 2013. Demand is still outstripping supply for the console, and Ryan told GQ that Sony is “working as hard as we possibly can” to remedy the situation, noting the semiconductor shortage and entirely-online distribution as considerations that are holding back production.
This is all part of a major news blast from Sony, as the company revealed PlayStation VR 2 earlier today, and announced in Ryan’s GQ interview that more PlayStation exclusives will be coming to PC, reportedly starting with Days Gone in the Spring. Elsewhere in the same interview, we learned that Gran Turismo 7 is being pushed back to 2022.