Sony announced its financial results for the first quarter of this fiscal year, pointing out that PS5 shipments have increased and that the game console is no longer selling at a loss.
According to the data (PDF) (PDF), between April 1 and June 30, PS5 shipments were 2.3 million units.
PlayStation 5 has sold 10.1 million units worldwide, a slight increase from the 10 million units as of July 18. This figure is also higher than the company’s total sales of 7.8 million units in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
In a call to investors this morning, Sony Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Higashiji said that the PS5 ($499) will no longer be sold at a loss. It also stated that due to additional hardware sales including PS4 and peripherals, the digital version of the console ($399) will soon no longer be sold at a loss.
As previously reported, Totoki also stated in the conference call that after months of semiconductor shortages, the company has obtained enough chips to meet its PS5 sales targets. Sony’s sales target at the end of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 is to sell 14.8 million PS5 game consoles.
PS4 shipments reached 500,000 units, a decrease of 1.4 million units from last year’s 1.9 million units.
Sony reported that total sales of PS4 and PS5 reached 120.6 billion yen ($934.3 million), up from 55.5 billion yen ($508.3 million) in the same period last year.
As of June 30, PlayStation Plus users reached 46.3 million, an increase of 1.3 million from the 45 million users in the same period in 2020. Although this is a year-on-year increase, it is down from the 47.6 million reported in the company’s report. Last quarter. Monthly active users (MAU) dropped to 104 million, compared with 114 million in the same period last year.
In terms of games, the total sales of PS4 and PS5 software reached 63.6 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 27.8 million units compared with 91.4 million units in the same period last year.
Among the software sold, the sales of first-party games were 10.5 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 7.9 million units, compared with 18.4 million units sold in the previous year.
As previously reported, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” has sold more than 6.5 million copies, Returnal has sold more than 560,000 copies, and “Ricky and Dingdong: Rift” has sold more than 1.1 million copies.
MLB The Show 21 sold more than 2 million units, making it the fastest-selling game in the history of the series.
Digital complete game sales accounted for 71% of downloads, a drop of 3% compared to 74% last year.
On the software side, Sony reported 2.3 billion yen ($3.2 billion) in revenue from add-ons and games. Compared with 432.6 billion yen (4 billion U.S. dollars), this figure is down 16% year-on-year.
Retail game sales reached 25.6 billion yen (234.5 million U.S. dollars), digital sales were 114.4 billion yen (1 billion U.S. dollars), and additional (DLC) revenue was 206.1 billion yen (1.9 billion U.S. dollars).
In total, Sony’s net sales in the first quarter were 2.3 trillion yen ($21 billion), a year-on-year increase of 15%.
Sales in the gaming and network services segment increased to 615.8 billion yen ($5.6 billion), an increase of 9.7% year-on-year, partly due to hardware sales. Network service revenue increased by nearly 10%, reaching 102 billion yen (934.2 million US dollars).
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