Today, Sony announced its financial report for the new fiscal quarter. The report reveals a good sales record for the Sony PlayStation 4 According to the company, it recorded a revenue of 1.9689 trillion yen ($18.6 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year. This far exceeds analyst expectations. According to the report, Sony’s operating profit in its semiconductor business hit 130 billion yen. Its gaming business has a 240 billion yen operating profit. However, its movies and electronic products recorded 41 billion yen and 60 billion yen in operating profit respectively.
In terms of game services, the financial report shows that the profit of the game segment in the quarter hit 124 billion yen. Among them, PlayStation 4 consoles sold 1.9 million units in this quarter, and the cumulative sales reached 112.3 million units. At the same time, PS4 games sold 91 million units in the quarter. In addition, PS4 game digital version sales accounted for 74% of total sales, while PlayStation Plus subscribers reached 44.9 million. The goal is to increase this number of users when PS5 eventually arrives.
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Sony also said that the PS5 is coming soon and everyone can prepare in advance. However, there have been numerous speculations regarding the PS5. From what we know, this device will be available this fall. While the hardware, design, games, and other features are public, the price is still under wraps. Although there have been numerous speculations regarding the price of this console, none of them is official. The latest speculation claims that this gaming console will sell for 399 euros for the non-optical drive model. However, the PlayStation 5 model with an optical drive will reportedly sell for $499.
SONY PLAYSTATION 5 HARDWARE SPECIFICATION
The Sony PlayStation 5 uses a custom AMD 8 core 3.5GHz Zen 2 CPU, a custom RDNA 2 GPU containing 36 sets of CU units, a floating-point computing capability of 10.28 TFLOPs, a 16GB GDDR6 memory, a custom 825GB SSD, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. The graphics frequency is up to 2.23GHz and it supports 120Hz/8K output, 3D sound effects, etc. SSD is the key to PS5 performance improvement. The seek time of PS4 takes 2-50 seconds, while PS5 is almost instant. In terms of loading speed, PS5 can load 2GB of memory in 0.27 seconds, while PS4 takes 20 seconds to load 1GB. Sony believes that the new SSD will significantly speed up the PS5 game loading speed. According to the company, games can launch within a second with almost no loading time.