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PS5 Users Are Playing More and Buying More Than PS4 Early Adopters

Early signs of huge success.

Contrary to common opinion, there aren’t a million PlayStation 5 consoles sitting in scalpers’ warehouses: the system is outperforming the PS4 when launch aligned despite unprecedented demand leading to stock shortages. Need some proof? Well, according to Wired, owners have logged an outrageous 81 per cent more playtime on the next-gen console than was achieved on PS4 during the same post-launch period.

There are a few contributing factors, of course: a global pandemic means people have been spending more time at home than ever before. Furthermore, backwards compatibility means the transition from PS4 to PS5 is much easier than the one from PS3 to PS4; at this point in the lifecycle last generation, we were still playing titles like Dark Souls 2 and Gran Turismo 6 on our creaky old PS3 systems.

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