The PlayStation 5 Is Going Well, But Sony Is Silent About PlayStation Plus!

It’s no coincidence that Sony didn’t disclose the number of subscribers to each tier of PlayStation Plus last quarter…


Sony has released its financial report for the last quarter (July-September), which shows that 46.6 million PlayStation 5s have already been shipped to stores, with a redesigned, slightly smaller but no cheaper version due to be released in the next few days. In the previous quarter, Sony shipped 4.9 million consoles, up 1.6 million on the same period last year.

Here are more stats. PlayStation Network had 107 million monthly active users as of 30 September, an increase of 5 million year-on-year. PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 games sold 67.6 million units in the quarter. That’s an increase of 5.1 million compared to July-September 2012. Of the 67.6 million, 4.7 million were first-party games, down 1.9 million from 6.6 million in the same period last year. Digital sales (=PlayStation Network) accounted for 67% of total sales, up 4% from 63% last year.

The number of PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers was again not disclosed by Sony (nor was the ratio between the tiers previously disclosed), so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a further decline, as the September price hike certainly had a negative impact on the service. Instead, we heard new sales figures for Insomniac Games’ latest title, which was released just three weeks ago. Last we heard, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sold 2.5 million copies the day after its launch on PlayStation 5 on 20 October, but by 30 October the two Spider-Man stories had sold over 5 million copies.

So the PlayStation 5 will pass the 50 million mark by the end of the year, and the redesigned model won’t change that.

Source: Gematsu, Gematsu

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