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PlayStation 5 Shipments Have Reached 17.2 Million Units Worldwide

PlayStation 5 Shipments

Sony announced through its third quarter financial report that shipments for the PlayStation 5 have reached 17.2 million units worldwide as of December 31, 2021. The supplemental information from the financial report revealed that approximately 3.9 million PlayStation 5 consoles were shipped during the third quarter. ¬†However, Sony has lowered its expected revenue for the Game and Service forecast. This is due to the low amount of PlayStation 5’s Sony has been able to produce. Despite the on-going chip shortage, Sony stated that it will continue to try and meet the demand for the PlayStation 5. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

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The report also revealed shipment numbers for the PlayStation 4, which has shipped 116.8 million units worldwide. However, while the PlayStation 4 continues to sell, it only sold roughly 200,000 units during this period. Operating profit for the company rose by 15% during this period. Additionally, the total number of PlayStation Network users has risen. In comparison to the second quarter, which saw 47.2 million users subscribed, the third quarter reveals that a total of 48 million subscribed users.

As of July 2021, Sony announced PlayStation 5 shipments had reached 10 million units worldwide. This number included total sales for both the physical and the digital editions of the PlayStation 5.

The PlayStation 5 is available worldwide.

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