PlayStation 5: Sony’s Goals Revealed [VIDEO]

We now know how many PlayStation 5 units Sony wants to sell until the end of March 2021 and during the console’s lifetime.

During a financial earnings call, Sony confirmed what the targets are, we read on ResetEra: until the end of the current fiscal year (the end of March 2021), 7.6 million units should be sold (which could still be a challenge due to a lack of stock, however), and throughout the PS5‘s lifetime, Sony’s goal is to hit more than a hundred million sales, making the PlayStation 5 the fourth Sony console to such a result.

On the PlayStation Blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) released the promotional video of the PlayStation 5, narrated by a rapper, Travis Scott, who recently showed up in the news as well. „For the launch, our goal has always been to create a spot that feels epic and iconic; a spot that truly celebrates our desire to push the boundaries of what is possible and evokes the excitement that you will have through the unique experiences made possible with PlayStation 5.

The theme of the spot is centred around the idea of exploration. There is a desire in all of us to explore and discover new possibilities, whether it’s in gaming, or our everyday lives. We all want to go to places we’ve never been, see what’s never been seen. We tell the story by paying homage to explorers of the past who stood on the threshold of the unknown and pushed past their limits to achieve the extraordinary,” said SIE worldwide marketing senior vice president Eric Lempel. We also embedded the shorter and longer Japanese version below.

Remember that the PlayStation VR will be supported by the PlayStation 5 (with a new version all but confirmed to be in development), but the new PlayStation Camera will not support the headset. You need an adapter to use the old PlayStation Camera with the PS5. You can request it here, and find an FAQ here.

And finally, a new PlayStation App is now available on iOS and Android. SIE published further details about this on the PlayStation Blog: „Updated User Interface – The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek new user interface of the redesigned PlayStation App. The new home screen lets you quickly see what your friends are playing and access details about your recently played games, including your Trophy List. Messages Integration – For a unified experience, the PlayStation Messages app feature will now be integrated into the updated PlayStation App so you can seamlessly message your friends all in one place. As part of this integration, PlayStation Messages will no longer be available as a standalone app. Your existing messages and threads in PlayStation Messages will be carried over to the updated PlayStation App.

Voice Chat and Party Groups – You can now create party groups from PlayStation App, and voice chat with up to 15 other friends though your mobile phone. Also, a note to fans: the PlayStation team is looking into your feedback around the Parties changes introduced in the PS4 system software update 8.00. There are no updates to share today, but thanks for speaking up about your concerns—we’re listening and evaluating. Natively Integrated PlayStation Store and Remote Downloads – The new native PlayStation Store experience enables fast and smooth shopping and browsing, with the ability to remotely download games and add-ons directly to your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

New Features for PlayStation 5 – When PlayStation 5 arrives, you’ll be able to remotely launch games, manage storage on your console if you run out of space while downloading a game, and quickly sign in to PlayStation 5 straight from the PlayStation App. All the Latest PlayStation News – The Explore tab surfaces Official News from game developers and PlayStation Blog content to help you stay up to date with the world of PlayStation,” the PS Blog reads. Android 8.0 or iOS 12.2 required!

The PlayStation 5 is available from November 12 or 19, depending on your region.

Source: WCCFTech, Gematsu, Gematsu, Gematsu

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