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Sony confirms over 19 million PlayStation 5s have been sold since launch – Benin News

PARIS, 10 May. (Benin News / EP) –

The Sony Group has shipped a total of 19.3 million PlayStation 5 (PS5) units since the launch of the next generation console in the European market. November 2020.

The company published its financial results for the financial year ended March 31, 2022. The company said it shipped over 2 million PS5 units in the last quarter of the fiscal year, which is the first three months of this year.

Last February, when the Japanese tech company released its third-quarter 2021 earnings report, it said it had shipped 3.9 million units to meet demand.

She went on to say that she has so far sold 17.3 million next-gen consoles since they launched in November 2020. These numbers are quite far from the 20.2 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) units that Sony has managed to achieve. the same moment in its life cycle.

This determines that it managed to sell 3.1 million units less than the PlayStation 4 during the same analysis time, confirming the effects of the pandemic-related supply shortages.

Recall that Sony lowered its PS5 sales forecast for the last fiscal year to 11.5 million units compared to 14.8 million consoles, which it originally planned to distribute.

Despite this result, the company still managed to increase video game sales with 70.5 million PS4 and PS5 games sold compared to the previous year. 61.4 million euros a year ago.

Of the total number of video games sold in fiscal 2021, 14.5 million were in-house developed games (also known as “First Party”). This figure for the last quarter is higher than the same period last year, when 7.9 million units were sold. Video games for PS4 and PS5.

In contrast, the data shows that its gaming and network services (GNS) division earned 665 billion yen (just over $4.8 billion) this quarter, with total sales for all of 2021 holding steady.

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