Sony’s latest financial report, covering the first quarter of the 2020 financial year, is now available. While sales for the PS4 decreased compared to previous years, the good news is that the majority of software sales were digital.

According to the report, PlayStation Plus subscription numbers have exceeded 45 million. This is probably due to the increasing number of players stuck at home from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are looking to play online more than ever.

That also accounts for the surprising statistic that over 74 percent of PS4 game sales for the last quarter were digital, with The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima cited as the biggest sellers.

Meanwhile, the PS4 only sold 1.9 million systems in comparison to the 3.2 million last year in 2019, increasing the total number of PS4 sales to surpass 112.3 million units.

PS4 Sales August 2020

The report also provides an update for the PS5, stating that the next-gen console will not miss its planned Holiday 2020 launch:

“Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5, although factors such as constraints due to employees working from home and restrictions on international travel remain, necessary measures are being taken and preparations are underway with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season.

At this time, no major problems have arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”

In the meantime, stay tuned on Kakuchopurei for all the latest news on the PS5, and check out all the latest updates and developments on all things PS5 to date here.


 

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