PS4 game sales nearly doubled during the pandemic

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According to Sony’s latest annual financial report, the company sold 91 million PS4 games sold in the three months ending June 30, 2020. This corresponds to an 83% increase compared to 49.8 million games sold in the same quarter last year. There are 18.5 million copies of the Last Naughty Dog awaited. The main reason for this growth is the fact that many PS4 owners stayed at home during social unrest, which caused an increase in in-game sales by 74% compared to the previous quarter.

In addition, the PlayStation Plus PS4 online subscription service already has 44.9 million members, up from 44.5 million at the end of the last quarter. As software develops, hardware shrinks even further. The company sold 1.9 million PS4 consoles over a three-month period, after 1.4 million units in the last quarter, but by 41% in the same quarter the previous year (3.2 million units). PS4 is expected to be replaced by PS5 at the end of the year of purchase.

Overall, gaming was the highlight of Sony this quarter. The division generated about $ 5.7 billion in sales for the quarter, up from $ 4.3 billion in the same period last year. Meanwhile, most of Sony’s other businesses, including TVs, smartphones, cameras, and movies, fell.

Finally, the second quarter is not an excellent quarter for Sony. Although Sony’s total revenue was $ 18.6 billion, up from $ 18.1 billion in the same quarter last year, its operating income was only $ 2.15 billion, down from $ 2.18 billion in the same quarter. Last quarter.

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