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Business Sales-Age Sony FY: 7.8M PS5s, 338.9M games sold; posts record profit of $10.5Bn

zedinen

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PS5 7.8M

PS4 115.9M (5.7M in FY 2020)

PSN MAU 109 M

PS PLUS 47.6M


FY 2021 Hardware Outlook

PS5 More than 14.8M
( PS4 sold 14.8M Year 2)







FY 2020 Highlights


Average rate (1 US dollar = 106.1 Yen)



1.PlayStation shatters industry records

- PS5 sold 7.8M and is the fastest-selling console in history (previous record - PS4 7.6M)

- PS software sales 338.9M units (previous record - PS4 287.9M)

- PS sales $25.03Bn (previous record - PS4 $20.8Bn)

- Record operating income of $3.2Bn at the start of the generation (previous record - Nintendo $1.9Bn in FY ended March 31, 2007)

despite loss resulting from selling PS5 hardware below manufacturing costs and an increase in SG&A expenses related to the launch of PS5

- SIE has invested $4Bn since 2019 (organic/internal growth)



2.PS4 is #1 console of all time : free cash flow, consumer spend, HW dollar sales, SW sales in both units and dollars

- PS4 free cash flow $14Bn (FY13 – 20)

- PS4 consumer spend estimated at over $100Bn (FY13 – 20)

- Consumer spend on PS4 hardware and accessories about $40Bn

- Almost 1.6Bn units of PS4 software sold and 50M paid subscribers



3.Sony Group Corporation: record profit and gaming revenue

- Net income attributable to stockholders $11Bn (its highest-ever net profit)

- Gaming revenue $26.3Bn (includes mobile gaming)



4.Sony Group Corporation: acquisitions and strategic investments in FY 2020

- Sony Financial Holdings has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Group for $3.7Bn

- Funimation, a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex, reached a deal to acquire Crunchyroll for $1.2Bn (subject to regulatory approval)

- Sony Corporation of America secured a 4.98% stake in Bilibili after investing US$400 million in cash

- Sony Music Entertainment will buy brazilian music label Som Livre for $255M

- Sony Music Entertainment will buy AWAL for $430M

- Sony Corporation of America made a strategic investment of $450M in Epic Games (2.1 % stake)

- Sony Imaging Products & Solutions acquired Nevion

- Sony Pictures Entertainment subsidiary Affirm Entertainment acquired Pure Flix

- Sony Pictures Television has taken majority stake in UK-based producer Eleven Film

- Sony Group made a strategic investment in Kadokawa (1.93% stake)

- Sony, Tencent and Square Enix made a strategic investment in cloud gaming company Ubitus

- Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS jointly acquired EVO


5. PlayStation Sales -Breakdown

Hardware $4.9Bn
Software $15Bn

-Physical $1.3Bn
-Digital $5.1Bn
-Add-On $8.6Bn
Network Services $3.6Bn
Others $1.5Bn

Total $25Bn


6. Free Cash Flow

PlayStation (G&NS) - $3.47Bn
Sony - $5.1Bn
















 
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TBiddy

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-Its year over year so ps5 wasn't out hence the huge jump in revenue for hardware
-Again year over year and growth is only 2 billions, not bad but not earth shattering either. Better than going down.
-Theres 0 context for what these numbers mean.

Am I doing it right?

Edit:

To clarify. The numbers posted by Sony are monstrous. If this keeps going, there'll soon be a monopoly in the high-end console market.
 
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jhjfss

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Am I doing it right?

Edit:

To clarify. The numbers posted by Sony are monstrous. If this keeps going, there'll soon be a monopoly in the high-end console market.
You forgot to list ps plus subs. please do :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

cormack12

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I assume #2 is Sony console. I thought PS2 was still the clear #1 in sales. Or are they saying that the PS4 generates more user spend per sale?
 

RoyalLaFlame

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Hope they increase the production so the prices go down a notch. These scalpers rise the prices like there's no fucking tomorrow.


Anyway this is pretty good.
 

Dream-Knife

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PS+ numbers are insane.

Idk why they think buying a music label is a good idea. Do people buy music still?
 

DenchDeckard

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One thing about the ps plus users, they sold around 3 million more ps5s since q3 but only gained 200k subs and Mau dropped? How does that work?
 

Panajev2001a

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FY 2021 Forecast


What is SIE expected to spend almost $300 Million on? Revenue is meant to increase by $243.7 Million, but operating income would decrease by $17.2 Million in the FY2021 forecast compared to FY2020.

It looks like they are launching something below cost / supported by some expensive marketing campaign: is PSVR2 due in FY2021?That could make sense.

Edit: https://www.neogaf.com/threads/sony...ecord-profit-of-10-5bn.1602851/post-263274347


So… they expect lower sales of third party content and higher dev costs to bite hard that much? Do they expect a post COVID recovery right period where third parties have draughts / cannot sell beside the biggest franchises? Fear of GamePass? I dunno 🤷‍♂️.

It does not leave a lot of space for strategic M&A, but they tend not to be called out in these forecasts so blatantly. So they may still happen.
 
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Mercenary09

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Outselling the PS4 during a pandemic and semiconductor shortage. PS5 is just beasting. Also worth calling out that there have now been more games sold on the PS4 than any other console in history topping the PS2. I feel like Sony just keeps setting new industry records every time they report quarterly or fiscal year results. Anyone that says Jim Ryan doesn't know what he's doing is delusional. That guy was the reason why Sony dominated Europe for generations and now he's the head honcho of it all.
 

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What is SIE expected to spend almost $300 Million on? Revenue is meant to increase by $243.7 Million, but operating income would decrease by $17.2 Million in the FY2021 forecast compared to FY2020.

It looks like they are launching something below cost / supported by some expensive marketing campaign: is PSVR2 due in FY2021?That could make sense.

Edit: https://www.neogaf.com/threads/sony...ecord-profit-of-10-5bn.1602851/post-263274347


So… they expect lower sales of third party content and higher dev costs to bite hard that much? Do they expect a post COVID recovery right period where third parties have draughts / cannot sell beside the biggest franchises? Fear of GamePass? I dunno 🤷‍♂️.

It does not leave a lot of space for strategic M&A, but they tend not to be called out in these forecasts so blatantly. So they may still happen.

i won't be surprise sony is worry about GPU as a monster under their bed, until they have an answer to MS.
🤷‍♀️

the landscapes will only improve from now till next apr. ps4 will still be in circulation. we are going to get more 3rd party games on next gen consoles, and sales should be better with better looking titles and availability.

seems jim believes the future for playstation is being less reliant on 3rd parties as they build up their closet safe space
 
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HarryKS

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PS5 Pro, when? Might as well go for that directly now. 6 months in, still getting bamboozled at checkout.
 

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Revenues generated by Playstation division: $25b

Revenues generated by (Xbox, Surface, Windows) = $13b

Also: "Record operating income of $3.2Bn at the start of the generation (previous record - Nintendo $1.9Bn in FY ended March 31, 2007)" are you okay B Bodomism ?


Playstation is shattering records left and right , that won't set well with some people here 🤣
 
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- There are no concrete numbers on PS Now subscribers
- Growth only 2 billions? That doesn't sound great
- Only 200 000 more consoles sold then in PS4 generation? I thought Playstation is on huge rise

(Is this the right way to troll?)
(P.S. Congrats Sony to monstrous quarter)
You did well. I'll give you A for effort. Very imaginative.