Sony Corporation has presented this Thursday the financial report corresponding to the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 (Q2 / FY2021) ended on September 30. The Japanese company reaches the middle of the course with sales of 3.3 million units of the PS5 family of consoles, bringing the total figure to 13.4 million units shipped since its launch last November 2020.
For its part, PlayStation 4 adds 200,000 more units distributed throughout this quarter and gives a total of 116.6 million units sold; the second most successful console in the history of PlayStation. According to the document, published on the official website of the Japanese firm, throughout this quarter they have been sold 76.4 million video games; of which 7.6 million (10%) correspond to securities first party, those under the PlayStation Studios label.
PS5 reaches 13.4 million units; PS4 exceeds 116.6 million units
Regarding the ratio of physical and digital video games, the trend continues to rise. Sony’s video games division consolidates a percentage of the 62% of titles under digital distribution; In other words, software sold directly from the PlayStation Store. This is 3% more than in the same period a year ago; although less than last quarter (Q1), when 71% of titles sold under the digital format were registered.
Segment software and services, which includes subscriptions to PS Plus, sale of DLC, expansions and additional content, leaves us a total of 47.2 million members subscribed to PlayStation Plus, an improvement of 900,000 subscribers throughout the current quarter and very close to the absolute record for the service, registered during Q4 of last fiscal year (47.6 million members). Year-on-year growth is 1.3 million subscribers.
104 million monthly users on PSN; 47.2 million PS Plus subscribers
Finally, the last piece of information that transcends the document is that of monthly active users on PlayStation Network, 104 million In the period from July 1 to September 30, a decrease of one million loyalists compared to last quarter and 4 million players compared to the same period a year ago.
In total, Sony has reported operating profit of $ 2,720 million; Its about biggest Q2 in Sony history at the revenue level and the second in relation to benefits. PlayStation is once again consecrated as the department of the company that reports the most revenue to the company’s coffers.
PS5, lack of stock and next big releases
The PS5 exclusives catalog has several names on the table, both first party What third party, looking forward to a truly exciting year 2022 for all platforms. Starting with Horizon: Forbidden West on February 18, then Gran Turismo 7 on March 4; both for PS5 and PS4. On the other hand, we find Forspoken in spring and Uncharted: Legacy of the Thief Collection scheduled for early 2022 (later on PC). Another of the jewels in the crown will be God of War: Ragnarok, a title that we can play at some point in 2022, surely the second half of the year.
With regard to the stock of PS5, from Intel they assure that the lack of supply of chips will not be restored until, perhaps, 2023. Sony is aware that in 2022 we will continue to have a shortage of units.