Sony Group Corporation has released its financial results for the first quarter of the 2021 financial year, this is for the three month period ending on the 30th of June 2021. Below you can find a breakdown of both Sony’s overall performance and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s performance.

Highlights:

  • PlayStation 5 shipped over 2.3 million units for the three month period. The PS5 has shipped over 10.1 million units as of the 30th of June 2021.
  • PlayStation 4 shipped over 500,000 units for the three month period. The PS4 has shipped over 116.4 million units as of the 30th of June 2021.
  • 63.6 million games were sold on the PS4 and PS5 for the three month period. 10.5 million (16.5%) were Sony Interactive Entertainment published titles.
  • The digital ratio for the three month period was 71%.
  • PlayStation Plus subscriptions are over 46.3 million.
  • Monthly active users on PS4 and PS5 are over 104 million.
  • An average of $37.09 was spent on the PlayStation Store in the three month period.
  • PlayStation set a new record for Q1 revenue, it was also the second highest non-Q3 (holiday period) quarterly revenue for a platform holder.

Sony Financial Performance:

  • Revenue: ¥2256.8B / $20.61B (up 14.6% year-over-year)
  • Operating Profit: ¥280.1B / $2.56B (up 22.6% year-over-year)
  • Net Profit: ¥211.8B / $1.93B (down 9.2% year-over-year)

Notes: This is a new Q1 record for Sony in both revenue and operating profit.

Top Performing Divisions:

Revenue:

  • Game & Network Services (27%)
  • Electronic Products & Solutions (25%)
  • Financial Services (18%)
  • Music (11%)
  • Imaging & Sensing Solutions (10%)
  • Pictures (9%)

Profit:

  • Game & Network Services (29%)
  • Electronic Products & Solutions (25%)
  • Music (19%)
  • Imaging & Sensing Solutions (10%)
  • Pictures (9%)
  • Financial Services (8%)

PlayStation Financial Performance:

Q4 (three month period ending on the 31st of March 2021):

  • Revenue: ¥615.8B / $5.62B (up 6.1% year-over-year)
  • Operating Profit: ¥83.3bn / $0.761B (down 43.6% year-over-year)
  • PlayStation 4 Consoles Shipped: 0.5 million
  • PlayStation 4 Life To Date: 116.4 million
  • PlayStation 5 Consoles Shipped: 2.3 million
  • PlayStation 5 Life To Date: 10.1 million
  • Software Sold: 63.6 million
  • Digital Ratio: 71%
  • PlayStation Plus Subscribers: 46.3 million
  • Monthly Active Users: 104 million

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