Sony has had a record quarter when it comes to PlayStation 5 sales. In the second financial quarter ending September 30, the company sold 4.9 million PS5 units, which the total number of consoles sold reached 46.6 million. For the sake of completeness, it should be noted that Sony has been unable to keep up with demand for the console for quite some time due to supply chain issues.

However, in order for Sony to reach its goal (of shipping 25 million PS5 consoles this fiscal year), it will need to sell another 16.8 million units. That’s a huge number, especially if we consider that for the entire year 2022, Sony only sold 19.1 million consoles. However, according to Reuters, it is Sony president Hiroki Totoki believes that the company can “achieve this goal very easily”. Sony is likely expecting a boost in sales after the smaller PS5 variant goes on sale this month. In addition, the new console will hit the market in time for the Christmas holidays.

In addition to the PS5 sales figures, Sony also released the results of its gaming division. In the second quarter, Sony sold 67.6 million games (although only 4.7 million of these are its own titles). Next quarter, however, Sony will most likely report much higher sales of its own games, as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sold 5 million units in its first 11 days. This far exceeds the sales of the first Spider-Man game, which sold “only” 9 million copies in 80 days.

Source: www.engadget.com