Sony Interactive Entertainment released its financial earnings earlier today, ending on December 31, 2020. Some really great tidbits of information have been discovered like how many copies of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales shipped since launching on November 12, 2020. Another interesting piece of news is how many PlayStation 5 consoles Sony sold which is on-par with the PlayStation 4 launch in 2013.
Even with the ongoing pandemic and supply issues, Sony sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles from November 12 to December 31, 2020. In related news, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 has sold 115 million units as of December 31, 2020, with 1.4 million units shipped from October to December. This number is down nearly 4.6 million units shipped during the same time last fiscal year.
Sony says the PlayStation 5 shipped 4.5 million units as of December 31, 2020.
There were also 18.4 million first party games sold across PS4 and PS5 in the quarter ending Dec 31, 2020.
For reference, the PlayStation 4 also shipped 4.5 million units in the same 2013 quarter. pic.twitter.com/xgERRQ3wJY
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As of December 31, 2020, there were 47.4 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network. During the same quarter in fiscal year 19, Sony saw an increase of 8.6 million users. Sony is seeing massive demand for the PS5 and forecasts have warned we would likely see shortages well into 2021. The pandemic hasn’t made things easier either, and a lot of supply chains are being affected by the pandemic.
Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki says, “It is difficult for us to increase the production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components.” Sony expects to sell more than 7.6 million PS5 consoles by the end-March, he affirmed.