Sony announced that in the quarter ending March 31, 2023, 6.3 million Console PlayStation 5 has been launched and the total sales of this console are now 38.4 million The unit has arrived. However, sales of Sony’s flagship console have more than tripled compared to the same quarter last year (2 million units), and the Japanese giant 19.1 million PS5 sold during fiscal year 2022.
Performance of PlayStation 5 software and games
A Bloomberg report on Sony’s recent quarterly financial results explains that conditions in the software sector have been more complicated. While the company’s revenue from games increased overall, its units shipped fell from 70.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 68 million in the same quarter of 2022. The monthly active users of the PlayStation network have also increased from 106 million to 108 million people, and 47.4 million people subscribe to the service. PlayStation Plus have been.
CNBC also notes in its report that Sony’s financial performance was generally strong, with the company reporting a profit of $8.9 billion. Revenue also increased by 35% during this quarter and reached about 22.5 billion dollars. Sales figures for Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset, which was released during this quarter, have not been announced.
Sony is confident that this trend will continue into next year, forecasting a 7% increase in revenue for fiscal 2023. In its report, Bloomberg called Sony’s profit forecast for this year “conservative”. The owner of the PlayStation brand has also announced that it plans to sell 25 million PlayStation 5 units this fiscal year, which would be a record for its console if it happens.