Sony has sold 3.2 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) units in the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, which means that the company has exceeded 100 million game consoles sold globally since they were put up for sale.
The Japanese technology company has shared the financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2019, which corresponds to the months of April to June, during which time it has sold 3.2 million units of its PlayStation 4 console.
The PS4 figures reach, since they were put on sale on November 15, 2013, one hundred million units sold globally. According to Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, it is the domestic console that has reached the one hundred million figure in less time, a record that PlayStation 2 previously held, which took five years and nine months, compared to the five years and seven months of PS4.
On the other hand, sales of ‘software’ reflect an increase in digital downloads. Thus, the company has sold 42.9 million games, assuming downloads 53 percent. As for subscribers to their PlayStation Plus service, the results show that as of June 30 there were 36.2 million users.
It is already in the top 6 of the best-selling consoles and the PS4 surely overcome the original PlayStation and has until the end of 2020 to reach the sales of the Ps2 the best selling console in the world.
Sony earns 32.8% less in its first fiscal quarter
. Sony obtained a net attributable profit of 152,122 million yen (1,257 million euros) at the close of the first quarter of its fiscal year, which represents a 32.8% drop compared to the company’s result in the same period of the previous year , as reported by the Japanese conglomerate, which has cut its revenue forecast for the year as a whole, which will end on March 31, 2020.
Sony’s turnover between April and June decreased 1.4% year-on-year, to 1.92 trillion yen (15.864 million euros), including a 3.1% decline in game business sales and 14 , 8% in the electronics division.
For its part, the music business increased its sales by 11.4% during the first three months of the year, while the turnover of the film division grew by 6.3% and revenues from the image area increased by 14% .
For the whole of its fiscal year, which will end on March 31, 2020, Sony has revised its revenue forecast down 2.3%, to 8.6 trillion yen (71.058 million euros), while maintaining unchanged its expectation of reaching a net attributable profit of 500,000 million yen (4,131 million euros).
In this fiscal year, Sony will account for a negative impact of 24,000 million yen (198 million euros) in relation to the company’s restructuring process, in line with what was anticipated last April and slightly below 33,100 million yen (273 million euros) included in their accounts of the previous fiscal year.