However, Sony has not raised its goal of selling 18 million PS5 units by the end of the current fiscal year at the end of March next year, after selling 11.5 million in 2021/22.
The 26% year-on-year drop in PlayStation game sales seen between April and June is attributed to players’ less at-home lifestyle compared to the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, he said, but the curve could straighten out. how the PS5 becomes more affordable.
Sony, which is in a war to buy video game studios with its US rival Microsoft, has also warned that its bills will be cut this year due to the acquisition of US game publisher Bungie (creator of the Halo and Destiny franchises). “) for $3.7 billion, completed this month.
If that amount pales in comparison to the $69 billion that Microsoft laid out on the table to take over US giant Activision (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Candy Crush…), this acquisition will still allow Sony to to take advantage of Bungie’s experience and technological expertise in online games and services where it wants to develop its offering.