PS4 is slowly receding into the shadows – Sony report
PlayStation 4 is selling less and less.
Today, Sony released a report showing the company’s financial results for the first quarter of the current fiscal year (which ran from April 1 to June 30, 2020). Thanks to this, we learned that 1.9 million copies of the PlayStation 4 console went on sale over the past three months (it is as much as 1.3 million less than in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year). Thus, we already know that 112.3 million units of this device were shipped until June this year.
However, in the gaming and network services segment, Sony recorded an increase in revenues, including thanks to the sale of PlayStation Plus. At the end of June, this service had a total of 44.9 million users (36.2 million in the same period a year ago). However, PlayStation Network is actively used by 113 million players a month. The Japanese company also announced that this fiscal year it expects a significant increase in sales in the software and hardware segment, which will of course be driven by the upcoming launch of the next-gen console – PlayStation 5 – which is to take place as planned during this year’s Christmas season.
We can also learn from the shared report that the last two PS 4 exclusive titles – The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima – are “doing well”. These words are really just confirmation of the latest news. “The Spirit of Cushima” has become a sales record for new Sony brandsand TLoU 2 is the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive title. So it’s fair to say that Sony’s current fiscal year in terms of the PlayStation branding, despite declining PS4 sales, has started quite well. The full report can be found at this address.
- Sony official website
- Official website of the PlayStation brand