How insane is this? PlayStation now holds the record for the most popular Instagram image ever posted by a video games company. The official PlayStation 5 logo -- which was posted just a day ago at the time of writing -- has amassed a ridiculous 5 million likes on the popular media-sharing platform, along with a whopping 136,000 comments. Previously, the most popular image was Fortnite's announcement of its Avengers crossover, which managed just 2.7 million likes. Mental.
It should be noted that we're only talking static images here. As VGC points out, videos tend to be more popular across social media. But of course, Sony's yet to post a PS5 video, so... The company's probably rubbing its hands together right now.
We've reported on this before, but it's worth reiterating that the Xbox Series X reveal Instagram post capped at 1.8 million likes, for the sake of comparison. It's safe to say that the world is hyped for the PS5.
[source instagram.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
This is pretty mental.
it is quite telling when just the logo of the PS5 can attract more attention than the actual reveal of the next xbox system (although the next xbox's dumb naming system doesn't help it much)
i wouldn't like to be the xbox division when Sony ACTUALLY show the PS5 in full
And just like that, eyes are back on Sony.
They just know how to get all the attention.
So even if the PS5 does turn out to be a little less powerful than the Xbox, it will still have the majority mindshare amongst console gamers.
Love the logo or hate it its generated more buzz than the Xbox Console reveal. But when you consider the install base ratio of PS4 to XB1 this actually makes sense.
Wow... that’s kind of sad.
This just rubs in the faces of those really childish pro Xbox enthusiasts that raw performance power isn't everything in today's market.
@get2sammyb yeah Sony will be happy. Apart from halo and gears what can Microsoft actually offer to beat sony
@QualityGeezer They're going to give away a month of Game Pass with each Xbox Series X sold and say you get all the first-party launch games for "free".
I don’t care about the brand. I’m back and forth between which console I choose. I went from PS2, to Xbox 360, back to PS4, and unless Sony stops flooding the system by re-releasing the third-person, story-driven, action-adventure games, with a sad story and over-the-shoulder camera & starts giving us variety with their games like the good old days I’m probably going with the Xbox or no console. Platformers, shooters, fighting, strategy, and co-op couch playable (don’t know why those ever fell out of favor) games like the good days. JRPGs are the only reason I have a PS4. Everything else is boring to me now.
@get2sammyb so literally giving their games away
PS5 is already off to a good start and it ain’t even out yet.
It seems ps5 will be a monster in not only specs but also sales
Oh, and don't forget games too, god of war 2, horizon zd 2, spider-man 2, plus next ND, SP and Bend studio games, I seriously can't wait for it to be announced
@QualityGeezer well they have been for years, first the play anywhere program (buy a xbox game and get the P.C version free) and then the game pass program
but it must be working for them at the end of the day otherwise they would drop it
A picture of an egg got over 23 million likes people will like anything
Now imagine the actual console reveal.
Now imagine they show Horizon 2.
Now imagine the PS5 turns out the most powerful console.
@Shepard93n7 HZD2 is THE game I want to see in PS5... If at launch we get to see at least a tech demo of what HZD2 could be...
@FullbringIchigo I wonder if it really is working for them or are they just at a point where they cant back out now. Kinda like Sony and the Free Online situation on PS3 they had to commit but it was costing them.
@3Above that's a good point but i think it's one we will never have a solid answer for because MS wont say if it's a bust or not
Did anyone really expect anything other than this to be the ps5 logo, because i certainly did not. If it was a different logo i would half expect it to be most viewd logo but just wow lol
Sounds like the new Xbox might be one big (T)FLOP then
It is not the logo people care about,but rather it is like its a huge announcement. Playstation has a huge fan base and only a tiny fraction of them follow the news on places like this. So a big logo reveal like this is an official announcement to the masses on IG. It probably is the first time many heard the ps5 is coming out.
I'm a massive ps fan but if the rumours are true I won't be getting one at launch I'll wait for the ps5 Pro and get the xbox series x first never thought I'd ever say that
@Shepard93n7 shame the xbox will be more powerful Microsoft have realised they can't compete with games so they've gone for raw power instead
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