The company announced Playstation-related revenue of 507 billion yen ($ 4.9 billion) and an operating profit of 105 billion yen. Sony’s gaming division continues to drive major profits for the company.
Sony says its profits were hit by an increase in costs, while revenue was reduced by a predictable decrease in PS4 sales. Higher game software sales and PlayStation Plus subscriptions, however, more than made up the shortfall.
Sony’s big PS4 release for the quarter was the open-world samurai adventure ghost of tsushima. Sony says it’s the fastest-selling new IP on the platform.
Ghost of tsushima is now PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut. More than 2.4 million units are sold through globally in its first 3 days of sales. Thanks to fans around the world for taking part in Jin’s journey.
Sony expects to make 2.6 trillion yen in revenue and 300 billion yen in profit by the end of March 31. That’d be a 26 percent increase in both revenue and profit, which would be impressive for the first year of a console cycle cycle cycle.