During the CES 2020 press conference held on Monday, January 6, 2020, Sony showcased some much wanted PlayStation information. Jim Ryan, President, and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment, took the stage and discussed the tremendous growth seen in the PlayStation brand. Since the release of the PlayStation VR back in October 2016, Sony has sold 5 million PSVR headsets. Not too shabby for an add-on device that many believed didn't have a chance at success. PlayStation 4 now sits right behind PlayStation 2 has the best selling game console of all-time. PS2's lifetime sales are currently at 158 million units, with the PS4 at 104 million. It is highly unlikely that it will break the record, especially with PlayStation 5 releasing later this year.
A few hardware tidbits were revealed about the next generation successor for PlayStation, along with a logo. The information has been trickling out over the past year, but it seems like Sony will be ready to open the floodgates in the coming months. The logo itself doesn't deviate as expected, using the exact font used for the PS4 font (replacing the number 4 with a 5). PS5 will feature hardware-based ray tracing, PS4 backward compatibility (here's hoping it goes further back), an ultra-fast SSD to cut down on load times (or eliminate them), and adaptive triggers on the Dualshock 5.