PlayStation 5 sales are down from last year, but Helldivers 2 is doing well – INDIAN

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Sony is preparing for a new era under two new bosses who will share hardware and software. In the meantime, they can look forward to achieving an important milestone.

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Console PlayStation 5 approaching 60 million units shipped. As of March 31, 2024, there were 59.3 million. In the first three months of this year, 4.5 million units hit store shelves. This is 1.8 million less than the same quarter in 2023.

The drop compared to last year was 29%. Sony expects to sell 18 million units for the entire current fiscal year. In the previous one – 20.8 million; the target was 21 million. Therefore, he expects less and less interest in his console among players. However, it is widely believed that it could be released this fall. PlayStation 5 Pro.

What Sony can be happy about is that they income from games and online services. The Japanese company achieved record sales of $29.6 billion in fiscal 2023. In the previous period it was $26.9 billion.

More than 286.4 million games were sold on PS5 and PS4 during the fiscal year. Of these, 39.7 million were proprietary games (there were 12.3 million in the quarter). They continue to strengthen digital sales. For the entire financial year they are 70%, and in the last quarter it was already 77%.

Sony also registers 118 million monthly active PlayStation Network users.. The number of PS Plus subscribers has not been disclosed. At the end of March 2023 there were 47.4 million.

They had a major impact on Sony’s record financial results. Helldivers 2. As of 05/05/2024 (12 weeks after release), Arrowhead Game Studios’ collaboration title for PC and PS5 has sold 12 million units, becoming Sony’s fastest-selling game in PlayStation history.

Helldivers 2 exceeded all expectations. Currently holding the crown is action-adventure God of War Ragnarök, which sold more than 11 million copies in its first 10 weeks. But this was only for PS5.

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Source :Indian TV

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