Jim Ryan expects PS5 to sell faster in its first year than PS4

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Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has high expectations for the PS5’s first fiscal year.

In an interview with the Korean sports publication Naver, Ryan said he “expects PS5 to sell more in its first fiscal year than PS4.”

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That translation comes courtesy of industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, who covers the video-game market in China.

Ryan also told the outlet that a second round of online PS5 pre-orders will go live in Korea at noon on October 7.

“We think that if gamers are making a decision on a piece of hardware that is going to last them for several years, they want certainty,” Ryan told GamesIndustry.biz earlier this year.

“They want certainty that it’s going to be future-proofed. They want certainty that when it comes [time] to upgrade their television to a 4K version, for example, that PS5 will be completely compatible.”

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The vast majority of PlayStation 4 titles will be playable on Sony’s next-gen console, but the real selling point is its incredible stable of first-party game studios — Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, and so on.

At launch, the PlayStation 5’s catalog will include such highly anticipated games as Demon’s Souls, Godfall, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Watch Dogs Legion, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Cyberpunk 2077, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising will hit the console shortly after launch.