PS5 shipped 4.5 million units in 2020, matches the launch of the PS4


Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 shipped 4.5 million units in 2020, which matches the launch of the PlayStation 4 in 2013. As revealed in Sony’s third quarter fiscal 2020 results, the Sony’s games and network services saw a 40% year-over-year increase, mostly due in part to the launch of the PS5 on November 12, 2020.

Sony also confirmed that there was “a loss resulting from strategic pricing for PS5 hardware which was set below manufacturing costs.” He also noted that he was still on track to meet his goal of 7.6 million PS5 sales by the end of March 2021.

The PS4, which shipped 1.4 million units in the same time frame, saw “higher profit margins” in hardware costs. In the same quarter of last year, the PS4 shipped 6.0 million units.PS5 and PS4 game unit sales reached 103.7 million, up from 83.3 million in the same quarter in 2019. Proprietary titles accounted for 18.4 million of total game sales. Year-over-year, total game sales and proprietary game sales are $ 83.3 million and $ 16.3 million, respectively.

While digital game sales were down from 59% to 53% of total game sales, they were up from 50% in the same quarter in 2019.

It was also announced that Mavel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales had sold around 4.1 million units by the end of December 2020.

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