PS5 Has Shipped 13.4 Million Units; PlayStation's Sales Grew YoY but Profit Dropped

Sony announced its financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2021, including an update on PS5 and PS4 shipments.

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jonny89732d ago

Oh well, "It’s worth mentioning for those who aren’t familiar with this kind of figure, that this doesn’t mean that PlayStation operated at a loss. They still made a very large profit, but it was simply lower than in the equivalent quarter in 2020. This is not unusual close to the beginning of a new generation."

SullysCigar32d ago

This is what happens when you don't massage the figures for the sake of PR...

Eonjay32d ago

Gaming hardware revenue grow by 300% YoY for last quarter

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FallenAngel198432d ago

PS4 is a mere 2 million away from outselling Game Boy

If Sony dropped the price and marketed it as a budget console like they did with PS1 and PS2 in their latter years they’d surely pass that milestone

blackblades32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Surprised they didnt already, guess they trying to squeeze everything $ out of it.

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Brazz32d ago

Unlikely. PS4 sales are very slow atm, reaching 118.7M is kinda hard.
Ps4 already did great, amazing console, +115M is a great number, congrats to Sony.

kneon32d ago

lowering the price at this time is pointless as they likely can't manufacture and ship any more than they are now

JEECE32d ago

It has already outsold Game Boy. Websites inexplicably combine Game Boy and Game Boy Color sales, even though Game Boy Color was a new system with new exclusives. And no, it's not like One X or PS4 Pro, or even like that New 3DS that had like 3 exclusive games not playable on the original 3DS. Game Boy Color had a ton of games you couldn't play on the original Game Boy. Combining it with Game Boy is like combining Vita with PSP because Vita could play PSP games.

NotoriousWhiz32d ago

You're right. I think the only reason it's done like that is because that's the only number Nintendo provided.

darthv7232d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I like that vita psp example jeece. That makes a lot of sense.

darthv7232d ago

I just bought another ps4 yesterday. It was second hand, and already counted towards their overall total but its new to me. Monster hunter pro edition. Now Im at 15 different PS4 systems.

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galgor32d ago

Still can't find a PS5 though. Hot cakes ain't the word.

Bigman4k32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

that's not really true you can plenty of PlayStation 5's just not at $500 if you're willing to pay double you can get a PlayStation 5 whenever you want 😁

jznrpg32d ago

That’s because most people aren’t buying them at double and they sit their for sale .

Rude-ro32d ago

And a sold ps5 is still a sold ps5

Bigman4k32d ago

@jznrpg oh someone gonna kick out double for a playstation 5 if they want one really bad

FanboysKiller32d ago

How many active ps5 users ? , that's the question, scalpers don't give a damn about it.

Brazz32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Scalpers are not even 10% of sales, so yeah, likely over 12M are active users, same goes for Xbox.
Xbox Series likely +7M active users and Ps5 at +12M A.U

Edit: I realy hope you are not one of the guys that think Xbox Active user base is bigger than playstation...

FanboysKiller32d ago

No , I'm not , I just wanna state facts.

Brazz32d ago

ok, sorry if it felt like i was jumping the gun on you. yeah, there are some scalpers here and there, sadly.

JEECE32d ago

Do you think scalpers just collect the systems?

generic-user-name32d ago

Yeah and they keep them in a big warehouse, and even though they can't sell them to actual gamers, they are continuing to buy them all up.


ColtPSSX32d ago

I guess your wondering how many are scalpers for Xbox 8 million to right or switches??

NeoGamer23232d ago (Edited 32d ago )

LOL. If someone would actually click into the article....

They have 47.2 million active PlayStation Plus subscribers and 104 million active users.

Down 4 million active users from Q2 2020 and up 1.3 million PS Plus subscribers from Q2 2020.

They don't say anything about PSNow. PR at work!

FanboysKiller31d ago

Then they don't support their console that much , this issue isn't new and unfamiliar with playstation, players don't support their console that much.

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darkrider32d ago

This it's how it's done. No spin the numbers. Not revenue, but profit.

porkChop32d ago

It's standard to list both revenue and profit. You have to state your top and bottom lines and explain how your operating costs break down and such. Every company lists both. Stating revenue isn't "spinning the numbers".

Have you ever actually invested, or do you just pretend to know what you're talking about?

gravedigger32d ago

MS doesn't list revenue and net income for Xbox for years now

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gravedigger32d ago

To be clearer from my previous post. MS don't list both revenue and net income for Xbox. Only revenue. For years, of course.

darkrider32d ago

PR numbers. Comparing the worst numbers of the Gen, the last year of a console, with the first year of a new console and talk about 200% growth. Spinning number... Beside the fact that Revenue isn't profit...

derek32d ago

Sorry porkChop but leaving out important data points is another form of spin.

porkChop32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Really? Because I see Microsoft reporting a 16% growth in revenue for their gaming division last quarter, and only a 2% increase in income specifically for Xbox content and services. You're saying they don't list income for Xbox and yet they actually do. Like I said, every company lists both, they have to.

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Rude-ro32d ago

Well… when Microsoft’s market share dipped so bad last gen, it is easy to say growth in a launch year.

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