16 January 2020
Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 5 logo at the ongoing CES 2020. There is nothing new to talk about the logo as it has continued with the same font style and aesthetics as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. In other words, the "PS" remains unchanged and only the number "4" has been replaced by "5".
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, took the stage to unveil the new logo. He also talked about a few PlayStation 5 key features but did not reveal anything that we did not know already. He mentioned 3D audio sound, haptic/adaptive triggers on the controller, ultra-high-speed SSD, hardware-based Ray tracing, and Ultra HD Blu-Ray support.
He added that more details about the next-gen gaming console will be shared in the coming months. Sony is scheduled to launch the PlayStation 5 during Holidays 2020 which means we are only a few months away. We can expect more and more details to become public as the time will pass with pricing details saved for the last.
Sony further announced that it has sold 106 million PlayStation 4 units so far which is a growth of 4 million in the past couple of months. This makes it the second best-selling gaming console ever after the PlayStation 2 that sold a whopping 158 million units. With only a few months to go for the successor, it seems highly unlikely that the PS4 will be able to break the record. Lastly, the PlayStation VR is reported to have sold up to 5 million units and more than 1.15 billion games.