Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:30:38
Sony had sold 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles as of March 31, the company said in its latest earnings report. The number of PlayStation Plus subscribers currently reaches 47.6 million, an increase of 14.7% YoY. The fourth-quarter figures took the PlayStation business as a whole to a total operating profit of 342.2 billion yen ($3.14 billion) for the 2020 financial year - a record for Sony.
Sony's latest earnings report revealed that the company had shipped 4.5 million PS5s worldwide by the end of 2020. That means that 3.3 million units were shipped from January to March, giving an idea of Sony's current production capacity; it is still very difficult to actually buy a PS5, with demand far exceeding supply. The quarter-on-quarter decline was likely due to increased Sony production ahead of the system launch.
Earlier this month NPD said that the PS5 was the fastest-selling console in US history through its first five months of availability, both in terms of units moved and total dollar spend. For the first quarter of 2021, however, Nintendo has sold more Switch units in the US than Sony has of the PS5, according to NPD. That’s not really surprising given how hard it’s been to find a PS5 since the initial launch batch.
Sony also shipped one million additional PS4 consoles last quarter, bringing the number of actual systems to 115.9 million units. This figure is down 28.6 percent from the previous year 1.4 million. Sony reports show the PS5 is selling slightly faster than the PS4 worldwide - the PS4 has shipped 7.6 million units as of March 31, 2014.
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