Sony announced its financial results for the fourth and final quarter of its fiscal year 2020, which ended in March, and the results saw the PlayStation 5 achieve sales of 3.3 million units between January and March of this year, which raises the total sales of the device to about 7.8 million units since its launch. Achieving record results for the company at the level of income.
Sony managed to achieve operating profits of approximately $ 3.15 billion during the whole year of 2020 with the PlayStation division, a record high.
The company revealed that the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers reached 47.6 million users in the last quarter, up 14.7% from last year.
Sony had talked about selling 4.5 million PlayStation 5 devices by the end of last quarter, and with the addition of 3.3 million devices, the results reach 7.8 million devices. While this number is large compared to the sales of the previous generation during the last period, it is less than expected and the global demand for it, especially because the company was unable to provide it in large quantities due to the decline of manufacturing lines with the Corona pandemic.
In addition to selling 3.3 million PlayStation 5 devices in the last quarter, the company was able to sell one million PlayStation 4 devices in the last quarter of the year.
Sony indicated the advantage of the new generation in sales compared to the previous generation when it was sold, as by the end of March 2014 it had sold 7.6 million.
Perhaps if more devices were available, the company would achieve double sales, but the weakness of the supply contributed to its standing at 7.8 with the new generation.