PS5 had an extraordinary launch according to what they say the latest financial reports di Sony. The new console of the Japanese company was sold in 4.5 million units in the last quarter of 2020, with others 3.3 million machines placed in these first months of 2021.
Despite the limited availability, the newborn from Sony was therefore able to register numbers better than those obtained by PS4 between 2013 and 2014, confirming how PS5 is actually the best launch ever for a Playstation console.
The good news for Sony does not end there, as another million PS4s were sold in the same period Playstation Plus subscribers rose to 47.6 million, growing by 14.7% compared to the previous figure.
Also, second what reported by the market analyst Daniel Ahmad, hardware sales account for the 20% of Sony's Game & Network Services Division revenue, a figure lower than that of digital software sales and additional content (microtransactions and DLC) which have a weight, respectively, 21% and 34% of the total.
Finally it should be noted the decline in revenue generated by the physical market that, with the arrival of a PS5 also sold in a "digital only" version, they represent only 5% of the division's revenues, a clear symptom of a format that is progressively moving towards obsolescence.