PlayStation 5 was released in select regions today. The arrival of the new generation console had a worldwide impact. On the other hand, PlayStation 4 still has a large player base and platform-specific games continue their successful course. Sales figures for the God of War series and Ghost of Tsushima have emerged.
An article published by The New York Times revealed that Sucker Punch Production’s hit game Ghost of Tsushima has sold over 5 million since its July debut. It is also reported that Sony Santa Monica Studio’s epic God of War series has sold 51 million copies so far.
The article focuses largely on Sony’s journey, which started as a brand focused on the production of home devices and steered the entertainment industry with PlayStation. It also contains a lot of interesting information, including PlayStation 5’s sales forecast.
Sony and Microsoft are losing money on every PS5 and Xbox Series X/S sale
According to Tokyo-based Citigroup analyst Kota Ezawa, Sony could lose up to $ 100 for each PS5 sold after launch. It is stated that the same is true for Microsoft. Because it is normal practice for companies to sell new hardware at a loss until they reach high production efficiency.
Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida told Wall Street analysts that the company is focusing more on financial efficiency than revenue growth and market share. Sony has to make money of course, but Yoshida believes that increasing profits is just a goal, not an end. “Our aim is not to increase profits. Our aim as a company is to touch the emotions of the world through creativity and technology. Profit is a goal. The goal is different from the goal. ” said.
Finally, Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Analysis predicts that the PS5 will sell 5 million units this year, while the Xbox Series X / S will sell approximately 3.9 million units. According to predictions, PlayStation will be one step ahead of its rival in the next generation.
God of War will appear next year with its new game. The title and story of the new Ragnarok-themed game are behind the scenes.