04 Aug 2021 12:21 PM +00:00

Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart And MLB The Show 21 Drive Sony's Quarterly Earnings

Microsoft recently underwent its quarterly investors call, announcing the impressive news of the Xbox Series X and S being the fastest-selling consoles in the company's history.

And it seems like Sony has experienced similar success, with the PS5 and its first-party productions driving the company's sales.

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Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart And MLB The Show 21 Drive Sony's Quarterly Earnings

Sony recently held its quarterly conference call, where the company's Financial Officer, Hiroki Totoki discussed the success of the PS5, PlayStation-produced titles, and its plans for the system's future.

Sony's Q1 operating profits were up 26% since the last quarter, with the success of the PS5 contributing to this tally. Considering that Sony's next-generation system is the fastest-selling console in the company's history, with units topping 10 million since its launch, it's no surprise Sony experienced a growth in sales.

They mentioned that Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and MLB The Show 21 exceeded Sony's expectations. Rift Apart has shipped more than 1 million copies while, MLB 21 has hit 2 million sales, both titles contributing heavily to Sony's sales.

This year was the first year that MLB The Show was available on Xbox hardware, too.

The Japanese establishment is also aiming to ship more than 14.8 million PS5s by the end of its current fiscal year, meaning March 2022. In order to reach this goal, the company is planning to roll out its forthcoming first-party games like Gran Turismo 7.

Kratos's next God of War adventure was recently delayed to 2022, while strong rumors are circulating that Horizon: Forbidden West has also been pushed back. Sony is looking to promote these exclusives and potentially release them before April next year, in order to reach the sales goal set for its next-generation system.