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During a conference with analysts, Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 reached the 59.3 million units in circulation. The number refers to the end of the fiscal year, which ended in March 31, 2024. In total, 20.8 million PS5s were put into circulation during the 12-month period.

It is important to highlight that during the conference with analysts, Sony Interactive Entertainment used the term shipped instead of sold. The practice is common and indicates the total number of sales + consoles in stock in stores. It is important for people not to confuse the terms.

Overall, this means that the actual sales number for the PlayStation 5 should be around 59 million, with around 300,000 units in stock for immediate service around the world.

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CREDITS: Arrowhead Game Studios

Overall, Sony came close to its sales forecast during the last fiscal year. First, the company expected to break the record and sell 25 million PlayStation 5 units, but after a year without major exclusives, it lowered the forecast to 21 million last year.

The number of 20.8 million represents an increase of 1.7 million more PlayStation 5, compared to the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2023. In other words, even reducing forecasts, Sony still managed to place more PS5s in circulation, showing interest in the console.

After announcing the 59.3 million PlayStation 5 in circulation, Sony also details new structure

During the latest fiscal report, Sony also announced the new CEOs of the PlayStation division. The position will be shared between Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino.

Hideaki Nishino will be responsible for the SIE Platform Business Group, focusing more on the hardware segment. Hulst will head the Studio Business Group, responsible for all content for the console, as well as the adaptations of intellectual properties for other media.

Both will report to Hiroki Totoki, who remains president of Sony Interactive Entertainment and CFO and COO of PlayStation,

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Overall, Sony delivered good results during the fiscal year. In addition, it also revealed what the company’s new structure will be. Even without major releases for most of 2023, the company maintained millions in sales with the PlayStation 5.

On the other hand, 2024 began with the success of Helldivers 2, which reached 12 million units sold, becoming a great success for Arrowhead Game Studios. For now, we don’t know exactly what Sony plans for the rest of the year, but there are rumors of a PlayStation Showcase in May.

Fonte: Gematsu

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