Sony’s PlayStation 5 gaming console has sold more than 10 million units since its launch in November, outstripping sales of its predecessor even as the Japanese firm grapples with a global chip shortage.
Sony has warned that the PlayStation 5 will remain in short supply into next year, suggesting the company will be constrained in its ability to boost sales targets for its latest games console.
Apple has launched its first over-ear headphones, entering a competitive market with rivals such as Bose and Sony, and expanding its push into accessories.
Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman vs Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head to head with the next generation of their blockbuster consoles.
The Xbox Series X is billed as the most powerful videogame console ever made. But with a meagre line-up of games this year, that promise won’t mean much for a while.
Sony is seeing “very considerable” demand for its PlayStation 5 console via pre-orders, its gaming chief said, as the technology firm targets pole position in the race to tap the growth of gaming globally.
Sony shares slid as much as 2% in Tokyo trade on Wednesday after Microsoft said it would buy the parent of games publisher Bethesda Softworks, in a deal to bolster its games slate as it eyes cloud gaming expansion.
Microsoft said on Monday it plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, owner of the storied videogame publisher Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5-billion, its biggest videogame purchase ever.
Sony said its next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch in November priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for a version without a disc drive, as it squares off against rival Microsoft’s new Xbox console.
At a time when its collection of businesses are all declining, Sony had one bright spot on the horizon: a new games console. Now the company, and its investors, will need to wait a little longer for that fresh high.