Sony provided new sales figures during their latest earnings report, which includes all sorts of numbers for the PlayStation brands. The PlayStation 5 console shipped 2.3 million units during the April-June quarter. Previous shipments put the console at 7.8 million, so the total at this point is 10.1 million PS5s sold. Sony also announced information about their game sales, in particular, MLB The Show 21. The game benefited from laun iching on Xbox in addition to PlayStation. Sony also exclaimed that expanding PlayStation games to PC has brought success.
Overall, sales of MLB The Show 21 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart went above Sony’s expectations.
In July, Sony announced the PS5 had sold 10 million units to consumers, so they pushed every console they made. The PS4 even managed to ship another 500,000 systems during Sony’s Q1.
Sony has sold 63.6 million games across the PS4 and PS5 during the quarter which is down substantially from 91.4 million during the same period last year. Total fist-party sales reached 10.5 million, compared to 18.7 million during Q1 FY20.
The company also revealed that 71% of games sold on PS4 and PS5 were digital copies, which will make publishers happy since they make more money off of digital sales.
PlayStation Plus memberships also grew to 46.3 million, which is slightly higher than the 45 million from the same quarter last year. Total monthly active users fell from 114 to 104 million from the sam year before.
Sony’s Game & Network Services division, which houses the PlayStation business, saw its total sales increase by a small margin (2%). Operating income dropped substantially however, with the company stating the downturn was attributed to a decrease in sales of non-first-party titles and DLC, as well as a “deterioration” of operating results for hardware.
A decrease in sales for the PS4 also negatively impacted Sony’s gaming division during the quarter, which should be expected given the consoles age. Of course, an increase in selling, general, and administrative costs furthered the impact on the company.
Lastly, Sony showed a chart that shows the sell-through figures for a number of first-party PS4 and PS5 games. You can check out that chart below: