Sony in its annual earnings outline for FY2020 on Wednesday announced that it has sold a complete of 7.8 million units of its PlayStation 5 console since its launch in November final year. In comparison, the Japanese technology company sold 5.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide in all of the financial year. It also said that there have been 47.6 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, and 109 million PlayStation Network users in the fourth quarter of the financial year.
As per Sony’s earnings outline of FY2020, the company sold 3.3 million PlayStation 5 consoles in the fourth quarter that ended on March 31. Up to now, in its financial outline for Q3 2020, the Japanese company shared that it sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5 units since its launch in early November. Furthermore, out of complete 5.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Sony sold 1.4 million in Q3 2020, and a million units in Q4 2020.
With regards to software and titles, Sony sold 338.9 million full game software (PlayStation 4/ PlayStation 5), and 58.4 million first party titles in all of the FY2020, with 61.4 million and 7.9 million sold in the Q4 2020, respectively. Additionally, Sony had 47.6 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, and 109 million monthly active users in Q4 2020. With regards to revenue, Sony’s Game & Network Products and services (G&NS) segment, which consoles, games, and network products and services, brought in a revenue of JPY 2,604,713 million (kind of Rs. 1,78,060 crores).
Sony recently announced through its PlayStation account on Twitter that PlayStation Now users will soon be capable of stream sure games at 1080p resolution. PlayStation Now is Sony’s cloud streaming subscription service that allows PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC users to play PS4, PS3, and PS2 games. PlayStation Now costs $9.99 (kind of Rs. 750) per month or $24.99 (kind of Rs. 1,900) for three months. There could also be an annual plan that costs $59.99 (kind of Rs. 4,500), and it is to be had in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan.
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