A potted history of the PlayStation
June 12, 2020 - Sony has finally launched the PlayStation 5. Together with its four earlier namesakes, it brings to almost 20 the number of game consoles produced by the Japanese tech giant since its 1994 debut model.
Sony will be hoping for a repeat of the success it enjoyed with the PS4 games console when it outsold Microsoft’s XBox One by many millions of units.
This time around, both the PS5 and new XBox Series X are only available in limited numbers, with preorders selling out almost immediately.