SAN FRANCISCO | Sony will present its new games designed for the PlayStation 5 on Thursday, a week after the date originally planned, moved in order to not distract the attention of the public protests against the racism that was in full swing last week.
“We had to be clear to that of the voice key can be heard in this historical period and important,” said Monday in a press release, Sid Shuman, the director of communications on the content of PlayStation.
Across the United States, tens of thousands of people still took to the streets this weekend to protest against racism and police violence, two weeks after the death of George Floyd, an African-American, was asphyxiated by a white policeman in Minneapolis.
The presentation of Sony, called “The Future of Gaming” (” The future of the video game “) will be held on Thursday at 20: 00 GMT and will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch (the platform game-play videos direct from Amazon).
It should have been held in Los Angeles, but the big contracts have all been cancelled because of the pandemic of Covid-19.
“The absence of event physical has given us an opportunity to think differently about the best way for you to travel with us,” emphasized Sid Shuman.
The announcements of new titles designed specifically for the PS5 should be used to stimulate the appetite of consumers to the new console, the release date is not yet known.
Usually, the two rivals Sony and Microsoft (Xbox) put on the market their latest generation consoles in November.
Some 2.5 billion people play video games in the world, according to a study by the Technology Policy Institute published Monday.
And about $ 12.3 billion hours of content related to the games have been played in 2019, before that the uses will not explode during the ” Great confinement “.
In the United States the market has beaten new records in April
Some 1.5 billion dollars have been spent on equipment, software and accessories, according to analyst Matt Piscatella of NDP, compared with the previous record of $ 1.2 billion in April 2008.
The sales of video games alone have risen from 55 % to 662 million dollars.
Side consoles, the Switch to Nintendo was the most popular among the buyers.