PS5: sales at 21.7 million units, PlayStation profits down 37%

PS5 totaled sales of 21.7 million units as of June 30, although on the profit front the PlayStation division recorded a decline of 37% compared to the same quarter last year.

Considering the figure of over 20 million PS5s announced just a month ago, we are faced with an increase of about 1.7 million units for the next-gen Sony console, and this despite its well-known problems of availability.

However, there is also the question of the decline in profits of 30.5 billion yen, apparently due to a decrease in sales of 2% for first and third-party games, as well as an increase in production costs.

It is important to note that PS4 sales have not been updated by Sony, which means they are likely stuck at the 117 million units announced in May. Finally, there is the information relating to PlayStation Plus, which reached 47.3 million subscribers as of June 30, still slightly down, while the monthly active users of PlayStation are 102 million.

Sales forecasts for the full fiscal year were slightly reduced, by 1%, precisely due to the decline in the performance of third-party games, while profit forecasts fell by 16% for the same reasons, including the completion of the acquisition of Bungie.

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