The first surprise of the night has arrived as soon as the PlayStation Showcase begins. Lucasfilm Games and Aspyr have announced Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, a new version of the classic that has been shown through a teaser trailer without gameplay. At the moment there are no more details about it, beyond that it will arrive on PlayStation 5 and PC. The truth is that the rumors had been around for a while, but now they are finally materializing into something tangible.
According to Aspyr it is about the most ambitious production of the study to date, since it is a remake made from scratch, with new graphics, etc. As if that were not enough, veterans of the saga participate.
The difficulties linked to the coronavirus crisis have extended to the production of the parts necessary to manufacture the hardware of the consoles and other technological items. Thus, the shortage of semiconductors has stock constrained of new generation machines like Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5. All in all, PlayStation 5 sales are not going badly. Sony Interactive Entertainment has already placed 1 million units in Japanese homes, as has been confirmed in a report by Famitsu magazine.
Putting the data in context reveals that its predecessor, PlayStation 4, needed more time to reach this figure. In the case of the new system, just 43 weeks, and that the situation has been quite adverse throughout the world. The console went on sale in Japan on November 12, while countries like Spain had to wait a few more days, specifically until the 19th of that same month. Nintendo Switch, on the other hand, surpassed that mark, because it could reach a million units in just 19 weeks.
Do the Japanese prefer the model with a reader or without a reader? According to these data, 847,421 units of the Blu-Ray version have been sold, while 165,235 have preferred to opt for the 100% digital format. As for the most successful title, Resident Evil Village It has been the one that has sold the most in its disk version, with more than 60,000 units sold to date in this territory.