After the fiscal year ends on March 31st, video game players’ financial results appear everywhere. The most anticipated include those from a manufacturer whose latest console lives up to expectations despite delivery issues.
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The PS5 has been distributed over 7.8 million copies worldwide, the PS4 has exceeded 115.9 million. The Last Quarter Results and the 2020-2021 year supplied by Sony therefore shows that 3.3 million PS5 and 1 million PS4 (i.e. 400,000 fewer than last year) were shipped in the first three months of 2021.
Fact, The PlayStation 5, which was targeted at 7 million, surpasses the Japanese manufacturer’s goalsThis despite a limited supply since its launch last November, to blame for the health crisis the world has faced for more than a year, which is affecting supply and production. At the same time, it also boots better than the PS4 (7.6 million). By March 31, 2022, the manufacturer hopes to have 14.8 machines distributed.
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And PS4 entertainment software like PS5, It sold 61.4 million units (3.9 million fewer compared to 2019), including 7.9 million first-party games. That is 338.9 million per year, of which 58.4 million for Sony titles – in comparison to this the previous year had given 276.1 million and 49.2 million respectively. Dematrialis’ share continues to grow, accounting for 79% of total purchases this quarter (68% last year). The rate over the year is 65% compared to 53% previously.
The number of PlayStation Plus subscribers rose from 41.5 million to 47.6 million within one year, which corresponds to an increase of 6.1 million players. The number of active users on the PlayStation network is decreasing. They were 114 million in the third quarter, 109 million in the last.
With the arrival of exclusives like Returnal, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart or Horizon Forbidden West this year, not to mention giants like Resident Evil Village and blockbusters at the end of the year, it’s a safe bet that fiscal year 2021-2022 should do so not disappoint either. Especially when the production of PS5 finds a rhythm that suits the appetite of the players.