Recently Sony has published a report for the first quarter of the current fiscal year. In it, it noted several important indicators: the sales of the PS5 exceeded 10 million units, and the version of the console with an optical drive is no longer sold at a loss. The Japanese company also said it has secured enough semiconductor chips; to achieve the desired sales results for the PlayStation 5 in the current fiscal year. It will end in March 2022.
Sony has stocked enough chips for PS5 despite their scarcity
Sony’s CFO Hiroki Totoki commented on this. According to Twinfinite, the head confirmed that the company plans to sell 14.8 million units for the current fiscal year. In the first quarter, it managed to sell 2.3 million units of PlayStation 5; and reached a total sales of 10.1 million PS5. If the company has provided a sufficient number of chips and is able to fulfill its goal; then in March 2022 the total number of sold consoles will reach 22.6 million.
Let’s remind: the demand for the PlayStation 5 continues to be at a high level. This is once again confirmed by the sale of the last batch of consoles in the DNS. All consoles were sold in 20 minutes. This gives an idea of how the demand for the new consoles is.
Sony has sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles
During the event to mark Sony’s earnings report for the quarter ending June 30; it was announced that the total number of PlayStation 5 console shipments reached 10.1 million units. In addition, 116.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles were reported to have been shipped.
In the last quarter alone, the Japanese manufacturer shipped 2.3 million latest generation game consoles. The fourth-generation PlayStation shipped 500,000 units, down 1.4 million from the same period last year, when 1.9 million units were shipped.
The Japanese manufacturer also shared other statistics. As of June 30, 2021, the PlayStation Plus service reached 46.3 million subscribers, following the results of the same period last year, this number was 45 million, which gives an increase of 1.3 million subscriptions for the year.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, 63.6 million units of games were sold for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, down 27.8 million from 91.4 million in the same period in the previous fiscal year. 5 million units belong to own editions, which is 8.2 million units less than in the same period last year, when this number reached 18.7 million. At the same time, 71% of game sales were realized through downloads of digital copies, which, again, is less than the 74% that was last year.