Sony seems pleased with the number of new users joining the PlayStation ecosystem.
In a recent shared financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 (ending December 2022), Sony claimed that “nearly 30% of monthly active PlayStation 5 users [had] never used PlayStation 4”, implying that almost a third of monthly active users could be new to the PlayStation ecosystem.
Of course, that won’t be an accurate estimate when you take a look at Sony’s definition of monthly active users, which refers to the “estimated number of unique accounts that played games or used PSN services in line”. The description is also suitable for people using multiple accounts on a single console, probably only one of which was activated on PlayStation 4 in the last generation of consoles.
That being said, 30% is a significant number for the PlayStation 5. The console has had some brilliant exclusive titles in its life cycle so far, including last year’s much-loved God of War: Ragnarok, as well as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon: Forbidden West. This batch of popular exclusives will continue this year with the scheduled release of Final Fantasy XVI and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Earlier this week, Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 achieved its best financial performance in terms of number of quarterly sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2023. The console managed to reach over 7 million units sold , summing up the total number of console sales at 32 million units.
Recently, Sony launched a new PlayStation announcement as the company overcame hardware supply difficulties, resulting in better PlayStation 5 availability worldwide. With the arrival of PlayStation VR2 this month, Sony also hopes to increase the number of hardware sales, although a recent report from Bloomberg suggests that PSVR 2 pre-orders have not met Sony’s expectations until now. present, forcing the company to slow down the production rate of its new VR headsets. In 2022, Sony raised the price of PlayStation 5 in most regions except the United States due to the rising inflation rate.
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