The PlayStation 5 is reportedly the largest console launch in the history of the industry. The official PlayStation Twitter announced that the PlayStation 5 has outpaced its predecessor within the first few weeks in market. The PlayStation 4 held the previous record for a console launch with 2.1 million units sold in the first two weeks. As a fun bonus, the tech giant also announced that they would be getting new shipments to local retailers across the world before the end of the year. So for those that do not have their PlayStation 5 yet (like me), you can keep trying soon. James Batchelor at gamesindustry.biz has the full story.
The Golden Joystick Awards 2020 have been doled out. The Last of Us Part II took home a record six trophies from the event. Other big winners include Minecraft and Fall Guys. You can check out the full list of winners from the show on GamesRadar+.
Speaking of awards, The Hugo Awards will be adding a video game category for the 2021 show. The Hugo Awards is a long-running literary awards ceremony that focuses on science fiction. It has been running since 1953, and is voted for by members of the World Science Fiction Convention or Worldcon. The award category is currently only planned for the 2021 show and as of now, will not be a permanent fixture. James Batchelor has more.
Many in the esports industry are mourning the loss of an early industry giant. The long running South Korean organization OGN will reportedly be closing its doors at the end of the year. OGN (formerly Ongamenet), which is a part of CJ ENM’s CJ E&M division, will shut down on Dec. 31. OGN, which was founded 20 years ago in 2000, is the world’s first esports and gaming-dedicated broadcasting station. Tobias Seck at The Esports Observer has more.