Happy Birthday PS5!
A year seems to have passed pretty quickly since the first day gamers got their hands on PS5 – and I am deeply honored and honored to celebrate this incredible first year with all of you.
So much has happened in just a year since the day we lit up landmarks and other iconic places around the world to mark the arrival of the PS5. Incredible games such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, and Deathloop have been released. SIE has acquired the talented development studios Bluepoint Games, Firesprite, Housemarque and Nixxes. We have unveiled our next-generation VR system for PS5. And most recently, we unveiled exciting new footage and updates for upcoming titles such as God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West, all from PlayStation Studios, and announced Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake at our September Showcase.
A busy year indeed, and we’re just getting started with the PS5. The imaginative game makers and publisher partners we work with have released over 360 games on PS5. Additionally, there are currently over 25 games in development for PS5 on PlayStation Studios.
Most importantly, the passionate support we’ve seen from you, our players, makes this past year really special for us. PS5 gamers have collectively played over 4.6 billion hours of PS5 gameplay and streamed over 26 million hours of content. Here’s a look at the top ten PS5 games played in the first year of the PS5, based on hours of play:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- FIFA 21
- NBA 2K21
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Destiny 2
- MLB The Show 21
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Demon souls
- NBA 2K22
You made the PS5 the biggest console launch in history, and I can’t thank you enough for your support and dedication this year.
I also want to thank everyone in the community for your patience. We continue to see historic demand for the PS5 and understand that inventory constraints remain a source of frustration for many of our customers. Please rest assured that we are laser focused to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible, this is something we are working on every day across the company and remains my top priority. Once again, we appreciate your patience as we navigate these unprecedented global challenges.
There are a lot of great things to come for the PS5 in the future, and I can’t wait to share more of these amazing moments with you. Thank you again for being a part of the PlayStation community and celebrating this milestone with us.
All data between November 12, 2020 and September 30, 2021