Sony doubled revenue from gaming sales for PS4 consoles, which reached 91 million pandemic.
Unsurprisingly, people have spent a lot money in video games during the pandemic Covid-19. In its latest financial gains, Sony stated that 91 million PS4 games sold during the three-month period, until June 30, 2020. This is an increase 83% at 49,8 million sales reported for the same quarter last year.
The company's exclusive games also had impressive sales, delivering 18,5 million copies, which were boosted by its long-awaited sequel. The Last of Us, N. In the same period last year, sales were at 11,7 million.
Many PS4 owners were "stuck" indoors, so it's no surprise that 74% of games purchased electronically in the previous quarter. In addition, the subscription service PS Plus has now reached 44,9 million members, up from 41,5 million.
While the software is growing, the hardware continues to decline. The company sold 1,9 million PS4s consoles during the quarter, and may have increased from the previous quarter (1,4 million) but decreased by 41% compared to the same period last year (3,2 million). The old system will soon be replaced by PS5, which is scheduled to be released during the holiday season.
«Although factors such as restrictions on work from home and restrictions on international travel remain, the necessary steps are being taken and preparations are underway for the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season., "Sony told investors in its earnings report today.
However, the Gaming was a strong point for Sony this quarter. The division recorded sales of about $ 5,7 billion during the quarter, up from about $ 4,3 billion reported in the same period last year.
Almost every other part of the business managed by PS4 maker Sony, including TVs, smartphone, cameras and film, revenues fell from year to year.