Despite the shortage of mainframe components, PS5 still sold 13.4 million units

Sony’s unprecedented success can be attributed to music products, recent developer acquisitions, and the popularity of PlayStation 5.A sort of VGC report It was pointed out that “Sony enjoyed the largest revenue and operating profit in its history in the second quarter window.” In addition, despite the shortage of components, the total sales of PS5 were still 13.4 million units.

Sony’s gaming division received nearly $6 billion in revenue from July to September.Similarly, in the same three months, 3.3 million PS5 game consoles were taken off the shelves, an increase of 1 million from the first quarter – Compare this absurd number with 200,000 PS4s sold in the same period. However, the availability of PS5 is still the focus of debate among many PlayStation fans around the world.

Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki discussed plans to increase investment in development capabilities and the shortage of console semiconductors related to the ongoing global pandemic:

“Semiconductor shortages have an impact in various fields, and we have been taking some measures. For PS5, we have set a sales target for this year, and we have secured the number of chips needed to achieve this target. Regarding the supply of semiconductors, we have not do not worry.”

Unfortunately, the target number is not specified. Nevertheless, as Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” sold more than 6.5 million copies, the sales of Demon Soul reached 1.4 million copies, and “Ratchet and Clank: Between the Rift” With sales of more than 1.1 million copies, PS5 games are hitting a financial high. Despite the shortage of components, first-party games and SIE generally received considerable funding in 2021, and the holidays are coming.

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]


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