Sony has shared the results of the third fiscal quarter (ended December 31). During the reporting period, the revenue of the company’s gaming division exceeded $8 billion, and PlayStation 5 sales amounted to 4.5 million copies.Key data

The revenue of Sony’s gaming division amounted to $8.4 billion (an increase of 40% year-on-year).

  • A significant part of the revenue came from games — $4.6 billion.
  • The company earned $2.4 billion on the sale of additional content alone.Operating profit amounted to $760 million (an increase of 50% in annual terms).
  • PlayStation 5, which was released in November, sold 4.5 million copies by the end of the year.
  • Despite the fact that in the third quarter, demand for PS4 fell by 77% year-on-year, the company managed to sell 1.4 million consoles.
  • The total number of copies of games sold for PS4 and PS5 for the third quarter amounted to 103.7 million, of which 18.4 million came from projects of internal studios.
  • The number of subscribers of the PS Plus service has increased to 47.4 million, and the number of active PSN users has increased to 114 million.
  • Sony also clarified that it sells the PlayStation 5 at a loss.

Its retail price is less than the cost of its production. By March 2021, the company hopes to sell 7.6 million new-generation consoles.

According to Sony’s adjusted forecast, the revenue of the gaming division for the entire fiscal year should be about $ 25 billion, and operating profit — $ 3.2 billion.