PlayStation 5 reaches a total of 19.3 million units shipped worldwide.

In its new financial report to announce the results for the last fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 5 recorded 19.3 million units shipped to stores worldwide.

According to the company, this last quarter handled two million new generation consoles shipped to stores, which represents a drop of 1.3 million compared to the same period last year. In turn, the PlayStation 4 moved only 100,000 units in the last three months, reaching a total of 117.2 million.

It is worth remembering that Sony had the projection that it would sell more than 14.8 million PlayStation 5 in this last fiscal year, but it ended up not reaching the goal according to the new report. The milestone of 11.5 million units was reached—approximately three million lower than expected.

The idea would be to outperform the PlayStation 4 at the same stage of its life cycle, in the 2014 fiscal year. In February of last year, when the company announced this intention, it already recognized that it would face difficulties due to the semiconductor crisis that plagues different sectors of the industry.

PlayStation 5 reaches a total of 19.3 million units shipped worldwide.Source: Disclosure/PlayStation

Other statistics

The document also contains information regarding the sale of software. According to the company, the PS5 and PS4 total 70.5 million games sold in the last quarter of the fiscal year, which represents an increase of 9.1 million compared to the previous year. Of that number, 14.5 million are titles from Sony’s own studios.

With regard to PlayStation Plus, it was reported that the subscription service has a total of 47.4 million users — a decrease of 200,000 compared to the same period in the last fiscal year.

It is worth remembering that major changes are on the way to the service, with emphasis on new subscription levels that offer a catalog with hundreds of games for download or streaming in supported countries. The release forecast in Brazil is June 13th.

Here, the most expensive plan, called Deluxe, promises access to a selection of PS1, PS2 and PSP classics, among other benefits. There’s even a tier that grants access to hundreds of current and old-gen games in an attempt to take on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.

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