Sony sold 4.5 times more PlayStation 5 consoles than phones in the last quarter of 2020
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Sony has released its final report for the last quarter of 2020, although those 3 months actually represent the third quarter of its financial year. By any definition, it resulted in 2.7 trillion yen (~US$25.7 billion) in revenue, with 359.2 billion yen (~$3.4 billion) in operating profit, which represented 8 and 20% more YoY respectively.
The company also noted that it sold 4.5 million units of the new PlayStation 5 in its third financial quarter of 2020. Then again, it sold 6 million PS4s in the same quarter of 2019, showing the possible impact of the newer console's stock crisis, which hit particularly hard during the latest winter holiday season.
Nevertheless, the PS5 Classic and Digital Editions pushed Sony's gaming-related revenue to 883 billion yen (~$8.4 billion) yen of revenue for that division of the OEM, ~40% more compared to its third financial quarter of 2019 (3FQ2019).
This comparatively hampered performance might be explained by a number of choices, including Sony's insistence on keeping its strange nomenclature up, which may in turn hurt sales it already feels it needs to boost with free bundled high-end audio products.