79 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Shipped as of March 31 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 03 May 2018 / 3,455 Views
Sony released its latest financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 ending on March 31.
The company revealed it shipped 2.5 million PlayStation 4 units during the quarter to bring the total number of consoles shipped to 79 million units. Shipments for the quarter were down by 0.4 million compared to the same quarter in 2016.
For the 2017 fiscal year, Sony shipped 19 million PlayStation 4 consoles.
Games & Network Services revenue did see an 18 percent increase due to increased software sales and PlayStation Plus subscribers. Operating income increased 41.9 billion yen to 177.5 billion yen.
Software sales were at 246.9 million units for the full fiscal year with a 32 percent digital downloads ratio. For the quarter 52 million games were sold, with a 43 percent digital download ratio.
Sony as a whole during the 2017 fiscal year saw revenue increase 12.4 percent to $77.042 billion, while operating income jumped 254.5 percent to $6.626 billion.
Looking ahead to the 2018 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2019, Sony predicts it will ship 16 million PlayStation 4 consoles. That is a decrease of three million units year-over-year. That would put lifetime consoles shipped at 95 million units.
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