Sony PlayStation 5 has shipped 7.8 million units

Sony announced that its game and network services division had revenue of US$25.03 billion in the fiscal year 2020 and a profit of US$3.22 billion. The PlayStation 5 game console is indispensable.

Sony PS5 sale

“PS5火熱開發中?SONY招聘產品經理為新主機做準備” by steamXO is marked with CC PDM 1.0

Sony said that since the PlayStation 5 was released on November 12 last year, it has shipped 7.8 million units, of which 4.5 million units were sold in 2020 and 3.3 million units were sold in the first three months of this year. This sales figure is higher than the level of the PlayStation 4 in the same time period after its release. Although the PlayStation 5 has only been on the market for two quarters, and it faces a supply shortage that has generally occurred in the industry, such sales results are very good. Mat Piscatella, executive director and video game industry consultant of the market research company NPD Group, said that based on the total sales in the four months after listing, the PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling hardware platform in the history of the United States.

In fact, consumers are not only eager for the PlayStation 5, but the PlayStation 4 series also sold 5.7 million units in the fiscal year 2020, although, since November 2016, but the PlayStation 4 series also has not been revised or updated for a long time. Sony said that from the fiscal year 2019 to the fiscal year 2020, the total sales of PlayStation game consoles in the two years are the same, both are 13.5 million units, but the fiscal year 2020 is the addition of two different generations of game consoles.

The profit of the game and network service department is not directly obtained through the sale of hardware, because the current PlayStation 5 game console is sold below the manufacturing cost, and its profit mainly comes from the sale of games made for game consoles, PlayStation Plus subscription services and other services.

According to statistics, the number of PS Plus users has increased to 47.6 million, a year-on-year increase of 14.7%. However, with the continuous spread of the new coronavirus epidemic, Sony expects its profit in fiscal 2021 to decline, because many game developers have postponed the release of new games in response to the epidemic.