The PS5 is still breaking sales records
When everyone else is going badly, PlayStation celebrates thanks to the sales of its PS5.
More than two years after its release, the popularity of the PS5 is not empty. While the video game industry has suffered since the results of the last financial report, Sony is in a festive mood since its last quarter is out of the ordinary. The firm has just formalized the sales figures for the PS5 which amount to 32.1 million copies sold worldwide.
This takes into account the consoles that served as Christmas gifts a few weeks ago, when the shortage of components seems to affect the machine less and less. Year-over-year growth for PlayStation’s network games and services business increased 53%, and the number of PS5s sold in the last quarter rose from 3.9 million in 2021 to 7.1 million in 2022. During this short period of three months, this is 22% of the total PS5 sold that have been purchased.
Completely achievable goals as it stands
This is excellent news for the firm, which continues to bet on its classic console before possibly launching other models. Remember that Sony’s current goal is to sell 18 million PS5s between March 2022 and March 2023, which now seems possible given the latest results. The company would therefore have to sell 5.2 million machines between January 1 and March 31, 2023 to reach it.
The good news at the end of the year definitely gave a boost to the growth of the hardware part. A few weeks ago, Sony announced that players should now be able to obtain PS5s much more easily, which apparently seems to be the case. And yet, it was not fate that offered itself to the console a few months ago.
Due to inflation, the PS5 has seen its official price increase by 10 to 12% depending on the version, thus rising to €550 for the classic edition and €450 for the digital edition. A price increase which insurgent more than one, but which ultimately had very little impact on the general enthusiasm.
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