Today, Sony announced financial results for the full 2022 financial year, which ended on March 31, including data on the supply of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
For the last quarter (from January to March), retail chains around the world purchased 2 million PS5 and 100,000 PS4, which means that the total volume of PS4 supplies as of March 31 is 117 million units, while PS5 for its entire time existence was sold in the amount of 19.3 million units. Over the last financial year (from April 2021 to March 2022), 11.5 million PS5 units were shipped, which is much less compared to the initial forecasts made in April 2021.
Sales for the full 2021 financial year have increased by 3% (83.5 billion yen) compared to last year due to the growth of hardware sales, partially compensated by a decrease in software sales, mainly among the games of third -party developers.
Operational income (profit) has practically not changed due to the fact that Sony carries less losses per PS5 when selling hardware compared to the previous year, which is partially compensated by a decrease in sales of third-party games.
Considering the forecast for the 2022 financial year (from April 2022 to March 2023), Sony expects a significant increase in sales (by 34% or 929.2 billion yen) due to the improvement of the supply of consoles and peripheral devices (probably this means that it means that it means that it means that it means that They count on more profitable deliveries) and an increase in sales of games of third -party manufacturers. It is expected that operating profit will decrease by 41.1 billion. IEN due to an increase in the costs of development in existing studios and accounting for the costs of recent acquisitions, including Bungie, which will be partially compensated for by the predicted improvement of both the first and third-party games.
Additional documentation on the results of the game business shows that the total number of PlayStation Plus subscribers on March 31 was 47.4 million. On the other hand, the PlayStation Network totaled 106 million monthly active users. If we talk about Sony in general, then sales and operating profit have improved significantly compared to last year.