The new Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) console is undoubtedly one of the targets of greed and desire on the part of the public. gaming, being still difficult to obtain a unit. However, sales of the PS5 are an undeniable success, as evidenced by the recently released tax report by the Japanese tech company.
In fact, during its first fiscal quarter (not coinciding with the first quarter of the calendar year), Sony sold more than 2.3 million PS5 consoles. It did so during the months of April, May and June 2021 despite the shortage of components that continues to affect the entire sector. The data was published by Sony Corporation.
More than 2.3 million PS5s sold in the second quarter of 2021
Sony’s revenue and earnings increased 15% and 26%, respectively.
These metrics were disclosed by Sony Corporation, present in the fiscal report for the quarter in question. It was also there that, as we reported yesterday at 4gnews, Sony claimed no losses with every PS5 unit sold for € 499.
PS5 is already one of the pillars of Sony
On the other hand, the company continues to have a loss in sales of the digital version of the console, a product that costs € 399 in Portugal and in the main European markets. Still, PS4 sales, digital services, and products were more than enough to make up for the current loss of PS5 Digital Edition sales.
Looking now at the consolidated financial report, we see that Sony Corporation added around 17.4 million euros with sales. These revenues were obtained mainly by the electronics, music and film sector, with an annual increase of 15%.
As evidenced in the report, operating profit was also revised up. More specifically, with a net profit of 1,630 million euros (at the current exchange rate of the yen). This is a 26% annual increase in this metric.
Sony Corporation also revealed its forecasts for the rest of fiscal year 2021. The Japanese technology company expects to make an operating profit of 7.56 billion euros, an increase compared to 7.18 billion euros obtained in the last year.
On the other hand, it is also expected that the net profit will increase, from 5,090 million euros to 5.40 million euros according to the expectations of Sony Corporation.
Having sold 2.3 million units in just three months, the new console helped bolster the entertainment and games department. On the other hand, the PS4 also registered a solid number of sales, with 500 thousand units shipped.