Global sales of the Sony PS5 exceed 20 million units

by admin, Saturday, 4 June 2022 (2 months ago)

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Global Sales and Business Director and Senior Vice President Veronica Rogers has confirmed that the Sony PS5 has sold more than 20 million units worldwide. Since its release in November 2020, the console has been undiminished. If there were no shortage of spare parts, he should have completed this milestone earlier. The company also stressed that it plans to significantly increase console production for the rest of the year. “We are pleased to announce that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has sold over 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles worldwide,” said Veronica Rogers.

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“Ever since the PS5 was announced, our team has worked tirelessly to deliver a truly next-generation console that has won over the world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our fans for your passion for the PlayStation. “It’s what drives us to innovate, to innovate technology, to design games and to create the best places to play.”

“And for those fans who have not yet got a console in their hands, we plan to significantly increase PS5 production this year. We will also work tirelessly until the Sony PS5 is in the hands of everyone who needs it. ”

In an earlier report, Sony said the PS5 (in its first full financial year) sold 80,000 consoles in just 82 minutes. Compared to the PlayStation 4, which reached 80,000 in just 9 days, the PS5 is still lagging behind. Although sales of the Sony PS5 are still lagging behind the PS4, the company expects the PS5 to surpass the PS4 in its fourth year of release.

Sony PS5 sales in China reach 670,000 units – PS + members are around 295,000

Sony has shared the latest official PlayStation sales figures and predicts that next fiscal year will lead to significant growth. The update announced by Sony SIE President Jim Ryan shows that sales of the Sony PS5 in China have reached 670,000 units (after 72 weeks of release). In addition, there are now approximately 295,000 PS + member users and the site ranks No. 6. China has an average cost of $ 223 per activation machine (approximately RMB 1495) for the content market. All data is a big increase over the previous PS4.

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Jim Ryan talks about Sony’s gaming and web services division. In his statement, he shares some interesting facts about the former exclusive PlayStation recently. He believes that PlayStation Studios are currently limited to a fairly narrow segment of the gaming market. According to him, by 2025, Sony will release 25 games, about half of which will be games for PC and mobile. This is added to at least 12 instant games.

Jim Ryan said: “Sony’s first-person shooters have historically fascinated gamers with their rich storytelling, beautiful graphics and great gameplay. However, we are limited to a relatively narrow market, computers, mobile and live streaming. “There is a huge potential consumer base and we have the opportunity to move from what is now a narrow section to an ubiquitous situation.”

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At the same time, the update also revealed the sales and revenue of Sony’s first-person games after landing on the PC. “Horizon: Zero Dawn” currently has about 2.39 million copies sold, with revenue of over US $ 60 million. “The Days Gone” has sold about 852,000 copies, grossing over $ 22.7 million.

The development of PC versions of PlayStation exclusives is remarkable

The exponential growth in the PC versions of these former PlayStation exclusives has been remarkable. This is clear from Ryan’s presentation and Sony expects this growth to continue throughout fiscal 2022 and beyond. There are reports that in fiscal 2020, net sales of computer games were $ 35 million. In addition, in fiscal year 2021, that number will increase to $ 80 million from year to year.

In addition, Sony mentions some other facts in this new description of the gaming and network services business. The contents that are worth mentioning are the following:

-The gaming and network services company achieved the highest sales and operations profits in the history of the platform’s transition period so far. In fiscal years 21-22, it has annual sales of 2.740 billion yen ($ 20.9 million) and operating profit of 346 billion yen ($ 2.6 billion).

Demand for Sony PS5 is also unmatched in the past. Compared to the past, it took 9 days for the PS4 to reach the 80,000 units sold in retail stores in the US. The Sony PS5 achieved this number in just 82 minutes, which means that the PS5 sells at a speed of around 1000 units per minute.

-PlayStation has become the top brand in the world, rising from the previous ninth to seventh place.

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– The cumulative sales of Sony PS5 will exceed PS4 after 2023, but lack of supply remains a major problem in PS5 sales. The official compared the sales speed of the PS5 and PS4 from their release to this data. Apparently, sales of the PS5 surpassed those of the PS4 in the first year. However, in the second year, sales speed slowed due to the effects of the epidemic. In view of some “short-term risks”, the company immediately took measures such as securing logistics routes and the supply of spare parts from more suppliers, and the pace of sales has now risen.

-The consumption of the free works represents more than 25% of the total consumption of the PS store (PS4). The main projects include “Fortress Night”, “Apex Heroes” and “Genshin Impact”, compared to only 5% in the financial year 2016.

-Satisfaction of PS PLUS members on the PS4 platform is 72%

– More than 20 big titles (1st / 3rd party) will be released with the next generation VR “PS VR2”

-According to forecasts, by 2025, about half of the games will be on PC and laptop platforms. Also, the other half will be PS5 platform titles. Especially now that the company now plans to significantly increase sales of PC platform games.

conclusion

According to Ryan, the popular God of War side of computers also performs quite well, selling nearly 1 million copies (971,000 copies) in less than three months (released January 14, 2022). Computer revenue for this popular game also exceeds $ 26.2 million.

It seems that Microsoft Xbox Series X did not give a decent fight against it Sony PS5. The latter has about 12 million units so far but there is no indication that it can surpass the Sony PS5. With the current sales of the PS5, this device will be hot for quite some time.

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