PS4 Sales Decline Slightly in Q1 Fiscal Year 2017
However, 63.3 million PS4 units shipped thus far.
The latest earnings report for Sony is in, detailing sales for its PlayStation 4 console for Q1 fiscal year 2017 which starts on April 1st 2017 and ends on June 30th 2017. Sony managed to ship 3.3 million units during this period which is actually a slight decline from the same period last year when it shipped 3.5 million units.
As per Sony, this was due to the lack of a “highly profitable first party title”. Last year saw the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in this period. Sony has adjusted its forecast for the rest of 2017’s fiscal year, noting that it expects 18 million units shipped this year versus last year’s 20 million units shipped. The total number of PS4 units shipped thus far in its lifetime is around 63.3 million.
Despite the drop in PS4 sales, the Games and Network division saw an increase in sales by 5.4 percent year on year thanks to PlayStation VR and digital game sales. Sales for PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR haven’t been provided as of yet.