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PlayStation 5 Exceeds Sony’s Expectations – ntower

By December 2020, Sony already had 4.5 million PlayStation 5Consoles sold as part of the quota of quarterly statistics up to March 2021 and updated statistics within one and a half months. Between January and March 2021, the PlayStation 5 was able to sell a total of 3.3 million times, a total of 1.0 million times lower than the previous PlayStation 4 counter over the same period. In total, you have a full four-and-a-half month period from November 12, 2020 to March 31, 2021 7.8 million consoles Given. Sony actually expects only 7.6 million consoles, thus being able to satisfy investors.

Since demand is so high to date, it can be assumed that sales figures will be hampered only by the limited availability of the console. For comparison: Nintendo managed a total of 6.7 million over a four-month period (March 3 to June 30, 2017). Nintendo SwitchSelling consoles, there was also a shortage of new consoles back then, but the supply was further confirmed towards the summer. Due to the current Chip crisis Completion of Sony’s requirement will take some time.

Last quarter was a great one Digital That’s because 48.5 of the 61.4 million (79%) game purchases on the PlayStation 4 and 5 are exclusively digital. Out of a total of 109 million monthly active users, 47.6% have a PlayStation Plus subscription, which is another 0.2% gain compared to the previous quarter, with a slightly lower number of players (114 million players in the previous quarter).

Compared to the same periods from the previous two years from fiscal year April 2020 to fiscal year 2021 (fiscal year 2020), you see a 65% increase in digital purchases compared to the previous year (fiscal year 2019). ) And 43% two years ago (fiscal year 2018). Two years ago (fiscal year 2018) Sony sold 292.7 million games, a figure that will drop significantly next year (fiscal year 276.1 million), but this year surpasses the values ​​of the previous two years (fiscal year 338.9 million) by 2020). The proportion of PlayStation Plus users has also increased by 5% per year in recent years.

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