Big numbers and many records. The end of the fiscal year for Sony has been brilliant, as reflected in the data provided by the Japanese company. The launch of the new generation has done him wonderfully.
Through the financial results, we have been able to know that PS5 has managed to sell 7.8 million units until March 31, 2021. In five months, it has exceeded the launch of PS4, which stood at 7.6 million. All this is in the context of pandemics, in which the stock of PS5 is highly scarce compared to public demand.
Despite this situation, Sony has signed large numbers for the games division. Twenty thousand two hundred four million euros in revenue, an annual increase of 35%, and which analyst Daniel Ahmad describes as “the best year for Sony in its Games and Services division.”
A year of stellar figures
338.9 million video games were sold between April 2020 and March 2021 between PS4 and PS5, including digital and physical copies. 65% of sales were digital, while 58.4 million correspond to first-party game units.
In this sense, PS4 has become the console that has sold the most video games in history, with 1,577 million units, surpassing the 1,537 million PS2s. This same console has already sold 115.9 million units since it arrived in 2013.
Another aspect of the company that continues to grow is PlayStation Plus. Sony’s subscription service increases its number of customers from 41.5 million to 47.6 this fiscal year. The number of active users on the PlayStation Network, on the other hand, has fallen to 109 million, compared to 114 in 2020.
Regarding the future, Sony expects to see its income increased from its first-party works for this new fiscal year that has begun and that will end on March 31, 2022.
All this is against expectations that third-party games report less revenue in this period, in addition to the fact that development costs have been higher, so their games will have to be even more profitable.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.