PS5 shipments top 25 million worldwide

Draugoth

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3.3 million units sold in the three months ended September 30, 2022.

PlayStation 5 has shipped 25 million units worldwide, Sony announced in its financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022.

A total of 3.3 million PlayStation 5 units were shipped during the three months ended September 30, 2022. The number of PlayStation 5 shipments matched the same period the previous fiscal year.

Here are a couple of additional statistics:

  • There are 45.4 million PlayStation Plus subscribers as of September 30, 2022, which is down 1.8 million from the 47.2 million subscribers during the same period the previous fiscal year.
  • PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 software combined sold 62.5 million units during the three months ended September 30, 2022, which is down 13.9 million from the 76.4 million software sold during the same period the previous fiscal year. 6.7 million units were first-party titles, which is down 900,000 from to the 7.6 million sold during the same period the previous fiscal year. 63 percent of software sales were full game software digital downloads, compared to 62 percent the previous year.
 

The_Mike

I cry about SonyGaf from my chair in Redmond, WA
The electronics giant shipped 3.3 million PS5 units during the three months ended September 30, 2022 (FY2022 Q2), it said, which is the exact same figure it managed during the same period last year.

That brings total PS5 console sales to 5.7 million for the first half of FY2022, which is far short of Sony’s unchanged target of 18 million by the end of its current fiscal year in March 2023.

Speaking during an earnings call on Tuesday, Sony said PS5 sales were going according to plan and that it believed it could still achieve its 18 million sales target. The company manufactured 6.5 million consoles during Q2, it claimed.

While Sony’s Game & Network Services division reported Q2 revenues of ¥720.7 billion ($4.88 billion), up 12% year-over-year and a record Q2 in terms of Japanese yen figures, profit fell significantly by 49% at ¥42.1 billion ($284.6 million).

Sony said its decline in gaming profits was due to an increase in game development and acquisition costs (including its purchase of Bungie), as well as a negative impact of foreign exchange rates reflecting a high ratio of USD costs.

The increase in gaming revenue was partially attributed to an expected increase in hardware sales due to recent price increases for PlayStation 5 hardware.

Sony’s Game & Network Services division revised its full-year forecast down by 12%, citing lower-than-expected sales of third-party games.

Profits for Sony overall increased by 8% to ¥344 billion ($2.32 billion), as strong performance by its music and imaging business offset the declines in gaming.

Software sales increased during the quarter at 62.5 million units – up from 47.2m in the previous quarter, but down from the 76.4m managed during last year’s Q2 window.

Digital software accounted for 63% of quarterly game sales, up from 62% a year earlier.

For the second quarter in a row, the company saw a decline in the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers and PlayStation Network monthly active users (MAUs).

That means PlayStation Plus subscribers have dropped by nearly 2 million users since the revamped service launched in June.

The total number of PlayStation Plus users stood at 45.4 million for Q2, down from 47.2 million a year earlier and 47.3 million in the previous quarter ended on June 30, 2022.

However, despite the decline in subscribers, Sony’s Network services revenue – which encompasses PS Plus and advertising revenue – actually increased by 10%, from ¥106 billion to ¥116 billion, potentially reflecting uptake of the more expensive subscription tiers introduced by PS Plus.

PlayStation Network MAUs totalled 102 million, down from 104 million a year earlier and 103 million in the previous quarter. This appears to be Sony’s lowest MAUs figure since it began reporting this data in early 2020.

Sony says its monthly active users are the estimated total number of unique accounts that played games or used services on the PlayStation Network during the last month of the quarter.

Sony said it will aim to ship 23 million PlayStation 5 consoles in its next fiscal year, which begins April 2023, which would put the console ahead of PS4 during the same stage of its lifecycle.

 

Gudji

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Celcius

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I’ve still yet to ever see one in a physical store (preordered mine before launch) but good to know that there are so many out there.
 
Interesting, this not only makes the 18 million consoles they were expecting to sell a harder target, but they are also still falling behind the PS4.

it doesn't seem that Sony can produce enough consoles. Unless they have stock piled an absurd amount for the holidays.
 

jm89

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Interesting, this not only makes the 18 million consoles they were expecting to sell a harder target, but they are also still falling behind the PS4.

it doesn't seem that Sony can produce enough consoles. Unless they have stock piled an absurd amount for the holidays.
They literally said they are expecting to exceed the 18m figure today...
 

bitbydeath

Gold Member
Interesting, this not only makes the 18 million consoles they were expecting to sell a harder target, but they are also still falling behind the PS4.

it doesn't seem that Sony can produce enough consoles. Unless they have stock piled an absurd amount for the holidays.
They made 6.5M but only shipped 3.3M, the remaining 3.2M is likely bundles being held back for release, eg. GoW and CoD.
 
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