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kazuyamishima said:
Kyuu said:

Abysmal software sales bearing in mind Horizon 2, GT7, and Elden Ring.

Both Horizon and GT7 released during the quarter January-March 2022, the first party games sold during that quarter was about 14.5 million units, up 6.6 million units from the same quarter in 2021.

Elden Ring is a third party game not included in the first party numbers. 

Without official numbers, we can’t really say if both games have good sales or not.

But again, is VGC.

3rd party sales declined too. Software numbers overall are a decline from pre-pandemic Q1 FY2019 (12 million 1st party games sold on a smaller install base). 2019 was quite a weak year in terms of 1st party software releases; one of Sony's weakest.

Clearly, the slow PS5 adoption rate isn't offsetting PS4 gamers switching to other platforms or holding out to play these games on PC or PS5 when they finally manage to get one.

Kakadu18 said:
Kyuu said:

Abysmal software sales bearing in mind Horizon 2, GT7, and Elden Ring.

None of these games released in this quarter. They released in February and March.

I know but I expected short-term legs and bundles to carry them well beyond the numbers we're seeing. 1st party sales in particular are shockingly low.

Last edited by Kyuu - on 29 July 2022