Sony Group Corporation has shipped a total of 19.3 million units of Playstation 5 (PS5) since the launch of this new generation console in November 2020.
The company has released the financial results for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2022. Of these, it has highlighted that shipped more than 2 million PS5 units in the last quarter of the yearwhich corresponds to the first three months of this year.
It was last February when the Japanese technology company published its earnings report for the third quarter of 2021, when it reported that it had distributed 3.9 million units to meet demand.
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Then, he indicated that so far it had sold 17.3 million next-generation consoles since its launch, produced in November 2020. These figures took some distance from the 20.2 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) units that Sony had administered at the same time of its life cycle.
This determines that managed to sell 3.1 million units less than the PlayStation 4 at the same time of the analysisthus confirming the consequences of the lack of supplies resulting from the pandemic.
It is worth remembering that Sony lowered its PS5 sales forecast for its latest fiscal year to 11.5 million unitsbelow the 14.8 million consoles it had initially planned to distribute.
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Despite this result, the company managed to increase video game sales, with 70.5 million titles for PS4 and PS5 soldcompared to 61.4 million a year ago.
Of the total number of video games sold in the 2021 financial year, 14.5 million were games developed by the company itself (also known as ‘First Party’). This figure for last quarter exceeds that recorded during the same period of the previous year, when it managed to sell 7.9 million video games for PS4 and PS5.
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On the other hand, the data shows that its Game & Network Services (GNS) division earned 665,000 million yen (just over 4,800 million euros) this quarter and that, in general, sales for the entire year 2021 remained stable.