Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared details about the last fiscal quarter (July to September this year), in which PS5 has sold 3.3 million consoles, bringing the figure since its launch in November 2020 to 25 million. In addition, the Japanese company plans to increase production in order to meet demand and solve stock problems, a burden caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
In addition, we also learned details about PlayStation software and services. Among these details, something very interesting stands out regarding PS Plus: the number of subscribed members has dropped from 47.3 to 45.4 million, being the third quarterly decline in a row, but revenues have risen from $679 to $794 million dollars, so it can be determined that while there are fewer users, they spend more money within the service.
How many PS5 and PS4 games have been sold?
With God of War Ragnarok, Sony's big release for this year, just around the corner, we know that God of War (2018) has managed to surpass 23 million copies sold, impressive numbers. During the quarter under review, more than 62 million games have been sold between PS5 and PS4, 63% of them being in digital format through PlayStation Store.
Unfortunately, the numbers are not what Sony has been expecting and they will have to make adjustments in their next forecasts. “PlayStation software sales continued to be lackluster and still-declining PlayStation Plus subscriber numbers are concerning,” mentioned Hideki Yasuda, Tokyo Securities analyst, to Bloomberg.
Kratos to put the finishing touch to 2022
Just one week (November 9 on PS5 and PS4) separates us from God of War Ragnarok's release, the new adventure in which Kratos and Atreus will continue the journey they undertook just over three years ago. A title that has become the most anticipated by fans of the saga.
Source | Sony (financial report); via The Verge