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PS5 Sales Records - 6.8 Million Units First Quarter of 2023

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: April 28, 2023 at 5:32 PM BST

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Phantom Liberty Update

Cyberpunk 2077, an action-RPG game that took the gaming world by storm, will soon release its first expansion, Phantom Liberty. CD Projekt Red, the game's developer, recently announced that a playtest for the expansion will take place in June 2023 at the Summer Game Fest. If you're a member of the press or a content creator, you'll get a chance to experience the gameplay on the show floor at gamescom.

Phantom Liberty is expected to offer a new world map for players to explore, along with several new side-quests and NPC interactions. With the expansion set to release in late 2023, it's an exciting time for fans of Cyberpunk 2077. Many are curious to see how the game will evolve and improve with this new expansion.

One of the biggest criticisms of Cyberpunk 2077 upon its release was the various bugs and glitches that plagued the game. However, CD Projekt Red has since released several updates that have considerably improved the game's overall performance. Fans are optimistic that the developer will continue to improve the game and make it a memorable experience for everyone.

Armored Core 6 Release Date

FromSoftware's highly-anticipated game, Armored Core 6, finally has an official release date. The game will be released on August 25, 2023. Fans of the series couldn't be more excited, especially since this will be the first game in the series to be released on current-gen consoles and PC.

As one of the most popular action games, Armored Core 6 is expected to expand on what made the previous iterations successful. Fans can look forward to new mechs, weapons, and customization options, all while experiencing fast-paced action gameplay.

FromSoftware is known for creating some of the most challenging and rewarding games in the industry, and Armored Core 6 is not expected to be an exception. The game will certainly test players' skills and offer them a one-of-a-kind experience they won't soon forget.

PS5 Record Sales

The PlayStation 5 continues to set records, with Sony announcing that it had sold 6.8 million units in the first quarter of 2023. This makes it the most successful quarter for PlayStation so far, further cementing the console's position as a leader in the gaming industry.

In response to this incredible success, Sony's CEO announced that the group's acquisition budget would increase by 20%, meaning that more studios could be acquired in the near future. This news has sparked excitement amongst gamers, as it could mean more exclusive titles for the PlayStation 5.

Jim Ryan, the CEO of PlayStation, also hinted at further studio acquisitions in the coming year. This news is especially exciting for PlayStation fans who are eager to see what's in store for the future of their favorite console.

Despite some initial supply chain issues, the PlayStation 5 has quickly become one of the most popular and sought-after consoles on the market. It's clear that fans are eager to get their hands on this powerhouse console and experience the latest and greatest games it has to offer.

Overall, it's an exciting time for gamers and the gaming industry as a whole. With the impending release of Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion and Armored Core 6, along with the continuing success of the PlayStation 5, there's much to look forward to. So, whether you're a Cyberpunk fan, an Armored Core enthusiast, or a PlayStation gamer, there's plenty to be excited about.

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