Sony’s new game console, the PlayStation 5, remained in the spotlight for a long time with a stock issue, and the company even announced that all the stock it had was being sold. However, Sony managed to meet the needs with a rapid recovery on the production side and came up with PlayStation 5 sales figures.
According to the company’s latest financial report, 4.5 million PlayStation 5s were sold worldwide in 2020. Demand for the PlayStation 4 fell 77 percent compared to the previous year, with 1.4 million units in the October–December period.
PlayStation 5 sales figures make Sony smile
Sony, which performed much better in the gaming industry than the previous year, had the best quarter in PlayStation history for the Period October – December. The company’s revenue rose about 40 percent to $8.4 billion, while operating profit rose 50 percent to $763.3 million.
Sony confirmed in a statement that spending on the launch of the PS5 recouped some of its profit gains and also sold for less than the cost of the PS5 hardware.
The PlayStation 4 had not sales of 4.5 million units in the launch quarter. Microsoft has not yet released sales figures for Xbox Series X and Series S, but said Xbox hardware revenue is up 86 percent year-on-year.