Sony’s game business blockbuster holiday quarter That’s because 7.1 million PS5s were sold between October and December, compared to 3.9 million in the same quarter last year. That’s a whopping 82% increase, and the company’s supply problems appear to be largely resolved. recently saidIn other words, you should be able to buy a PS5 now.
All of which led to a significant increase in revenue, with the gaming and network services segment gaining 1.25 trillion yen ($9.7 billion), up 53% year-on-year. This includes more than doubling hardware revenue and healthy increases in software (30%), network services (20%), and first-party software sales (73%) on PSVR and other platforms. It is included.
To grasp the importance of all this, Sony sells 32.1 million PS5s now, compared to 25 million in November 2022, a 28% increase in total sales in just one quarter. doing. This also hits his PS5 sales forecast for fiscal 2022 (18 million units by March 2023) if Sony can ship his 5.2 million consoles next quarter. It means that there is a possibility that If that goal is met, by the end of the year he’ll reach 37 million total PS5 sales.
Sony opposed Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, but Microsoft itself recently pointed out Sony has five times as many dedicated games as the Xbox. As for the first party titles, War God Ragnarok and Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Edition It stood out on PS5 this quarter.
Sony’s gaming business dominated other segments, but its imaging sensor business continued to grow as well, with sales of ¥417 billion ($3.24 billion), up 63% year-on-year. Sony supplies the majority of camera sensors to manufacturers of both smartphones and mirrorless cameras.