A recent financial report from the Japanese developer and publisher attests to PlayStation 5‘s excellent condition Sony. Such positive statistics shouldn’t come as a surprise given that God of War Ragnarok, which the devs announced yesterday, had a huge year-ending success,
Because many units of the current generation of consoles have been delivered to the market recently, Sony’s owners can safely predict a strong year’s finish. The business approaches 2023 quickly, rejoicing in the resolution of device availability issues and vigorously pushing exclusive titles to make their platform debut.
The presented result, which shows that Japan delivered 7.1 million PS5 units to the market in the most recent quarter that ended on December 31, 2022—3.1 million more than during the same period in 2021—is the best evidence of improved access to equipment. According to official data, 32.1 million PlayStation 5 units have already entered stores.
However, the PlayStation Plus membership is struggling, having lost 1.6 million subscribers (46.4 million) since the same time last year (48 million subscribers). Players also purchased fewer games, as 86.5 million PS5 and PS4 games were sold in the most recent quarter, a 6.2 million reduction (92.7 million).
First-party positions saw a minor improvement as buyers purchased 20.8 million PlayStation exclusives (an increase of 9.5 million from 11.3 million). Similar to last year, Sony confirmed that 62% of all titles sold were distributed digitally.
There are several signs that during the most recent quarter, PS5 was picked by a large number of recipients who had the chance to familiarize themselves with unique games.
It is significant that there are 112 million console game players who log on to PlayStation servers each month. Only for two quarters during the epidemic did PSN’s user base reach 114 million.