Among the financial statements published by Sony PlayStation In the past few hours there has been a network Decline in software sales In the first quarter of the new fiscal year, which is also associated with lower sales First Party Games and in PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Therefore, it was confirmed that the first quarter of Sony’s fiscal year 2022 is somewhat negative: after seeing PS5 sales, which are still in line with expectations, software sales showed a total of 47.1 million copies, with 26% decrease compared to the same period of the previous year.
A notable breakdown also regarding PS4 and PS5 exclusive first-party games, which is a fact negative record In the April-June 2022 quarter with 6.4 million copies sold: This is also the worst number considering all quarters for fiscal years 2019, 2020 and 2021.
The new arrivals The coming months are expected to help improve the situation, especially with the release of The Last of Us Part 1 in September and the release of God of War Ragnarok in November, in order to revive the software sector that has clearly suffered the repercussions of the generalized crisis from the market.
Subscribers to PlayStation Plus, for the second consecutive quarter: The third quarter of fiscal year 2021 remains somewhat of a positive record in this sense, given that the 48 million reached at that time remains the highest point reached so far by Sony’s subscription service, which then saw the total . It fell to 47.4 and then to 47.3 million users in the quarter under review, with a number that was anyway higher than the figure in the corresponding period a year earlier, so the decline is slight.
With respect to this specific data, we expect to see significant changes early in the next quarter, given that Completely re-launch the service With the new 3-tier PlayStation Plus.
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