With the previous fiscal year ending on March 31st 2021, we've seen a few companies report in on their financial results. CD Projekt Red released their own a couple of weeks ago, and Sony's now joined ranks by publishing theirs in full.
Evidently, it's been a good year, and Sony reported that their Games and Network Services division saw a $25 billion revenue, with profits at around $3.2 billion. As part of this, they announced hat the PS5 has now shipped 7.8 million units, exceeding their sales forecast of 7.6 million.
PS5 Shipments Hit 7.8 Million Units, While PS4 Reaches 115.9 Million
Elsewhere, PS4 has now hit 115.9 million, further cementing its status as the second best-selling home console of all-time, surpassed only by the PS2. PlayStation Plus subscribers were reported to have reached 47.6 million, up by 6.1 from last year's annual reports.
PS4/PS5 software admittedly saw a combined drop, selling a respectable 61.4 million units in 2020's fourth quarter, but it's down by 3.9 million from the previous fiscal year. Out of this, 7.9 million units were first-party titles, also down from the previous year by 1.3 million.
Notably, 79% of these full game sales were digital downloads, which has risen by 11% from the previous fiscal year. Overall, its a positive picture for Sony, one that's likely to build with upcoming releases like God of War, Horizon Forbidden West, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.