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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 Ships 19.3 Million Units as of March 2022, 70.5 Million PlayStation Games Sold

Sony expects to ship around 18M PS5's for FY23. That's a lot more than I expected.
-> IIRC, its above what Sony shipped for the PS4 in a similar timeframe (18M versus 17.5M).

Sony expects an increase of about 7B in revenue for FY23 but their operating income will decrease about 300M
-> This is the most interesting tidbit of information we got. Sony expects hardware, peripherals, and third party content to drive this increase in revenue (presumably their subscription service will contribute as well), but its still an optimistic figure.

The Bungie deal is expected to close by September
-> Sony is allocating 30B for their midrange plan, 18B for strategic investments, 12B for capital expenditure
-> Its seemingly an upward adjustment from the original allotment of 18.3B but perhaps that figure didn't include capital expenditure?

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18m for the next FY is quite small, considering the consistent demand. Supply issues will continue for the entire FY I guess. This also probably means the entire first half of the PS5's life will have supply issues.

I could see Sony extending the PS5's life to make up for it, but launch aligned with the PS4 it will be behind for a long time.



Lagging behind the PS4 by a fair margin, but that's not surprising with the stock situation still being dire all over the globe. I have yet to see a single unit in an actual store, or even in an online retailer's inventory available for purchase (or even booking).



So it's possible that PS4 software is close or exceeded 1.7 Billions? That would be insane. The system has the highest attach ratio of all time and is possible that it will remain there for ages.

Can it reach 2 Billions?

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trunkswd said:
Pionner said:

Looks like vgchartz is undertracking PS5 a lot. 19.3 PS5 sold by March 31st and this site has PS5 only at 19M weeks into April.

Sony said they would ship 2M by March. Yet this site kept insisting on undertacking PS5 well before that.

Sony's 19.3 million figure is shipped, while we track sold to consumers. It take can several weeks to ship consoles around the world. There is always a gap between shipped versus sold, unless a console is discontinued and there is no stock left on shelves.

Shipped is sold in this case. There are no consoles on shelves. They’re selling every PS5 they can make. 

You can’t make a comparison with ship vs sold with PS5 high demand and stock shortages.

People really believe since shipping 19.3M March 31st that there’s PS5 stock out there still? Ok. You can’t account for overstock because there are none.



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Pionner said:
trunkswd said:

Sony's 19.3 million figure is shipped, while we track sold to consumers. It take can several weeks to ship consoles around the world. There is always a gap between shipped versus sold, unless a console is discontinued and there is no stock left on shelves.

Shipped is sold in this case. There are no consoles on shelves. They’re selling every PS5 they can make. 

You can’t make a comparison with ship vs sold with PS5 high demand and stock shortages.

People really believe since shipping 19.3M March 31st that there’s PS5 stock out there still? Ok. You can’t account for overstock because there are none.

It's called "units in transit." Sony doesn't wait for counting a sale for them as a company until a PS5 unit has arrived at a store. Once an order has been placed and has been sent underway, it's already sold for Sony a.k.a. shipped.

EDIT: @trunkswd 

You used the wrong link in your article, yours leads to Sony's Q3 results. This is the correct one for Q4 and the full year:

https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/er/pdf/21q4_sonypre.pdf

And here is the more detailed one that lists PS shipments on page 9:

https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/er/pdf/21q4_supplement.pdf

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18M for next year is a pretty solid year. They finally got this quarter behind them and more stock should be on the way. Onwards and upwards in the chartz!



So they expect to ship almost just as much many consoles as one already sold on the market despite the problematics of scarcity and ship shortages being present ?

Either this is going to become a non-problem during the following year or to me that sounds like the kind of fiscal analysis you do to safe your face temporarily in front of your investors. Expecting them to revise the trajectory after the next 2 quarters.



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So Sony expecting to nearly double the amount of PS5s out in the wild in the course of a year?

Bring it on!



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RolStoppable said:
Pionner said:

Shipped is sold in this case. There are no consoles on shelves. They’re selling every PS5 they can make. 

You can’t make a comparison with ship vs sold with PS5 high demand and stock shortages.

People really believe since shipping 19.3M March 31st that there’s PS5 stock out there still? Ok. You can’t account for overstock because there are none.

It's called "units in transit." Sony doesn't wait for counting a sale for them as a company until a PS5 unit has arrived at a store. Once an order has been placed and has been sent underway, it's already sold for Sony a.k.a. shipped.

EDIT: @trunkswd 

You used the wrong link in your article, yours leads to Sony's Q3 results. This is the correct one for Q4 and the full year:

https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/er/pdf/21q4_sonypre.pdf

And here is the more detailed one that lists PS shipments on page 9:

https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/er/pdf/21q4_supplement.pdf

Thank you. It was really late last night when I wrote that and forgot to update that link to the latest quarter.



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