As part of its latest quarterly report, Sony could reveal that the PlayStation 5 has “shipped” 25 million consoles – that is, they have been sent out to stores and not necessarily been sold to customers.
The milestone puts Sony’s latest console some way behind the PlayStation 4, which sold 29.4 million units in its first two years. Given the difficulty of getting consoles onto the market, the figure is nevertheless impressive.
Halfway through the current financial year, PlayStation 5 has sold 5.7 million copies. There is still some way to go before the target of 18 million, but Sony still expressed that they have faith that the target can be reached.
Games and game consoles are still being ripped off the shelves, and compared to last year, Sony brought in 12 percent more money from its games department. Nevertheless, profits fell sharply, more specifically by 49 per cent.
According to the company, this is due to increased costs related to game development. The acquisition of Destiny 2 developer Bungie in January also contributed to the games division going into the red.