July 29, 2022
Consumer demand for the Sony PlayStation 4 and 5 video game consoles remains strong, with first-quarter FY 2023 (ended June 30) hardware revenue topping $134.6 million, up almost 13% from $120.6 million in the previous-year period.
At the same time, demand for Sony-branded video game software dropped 13% at $303.4 million, from revenue of $346 million during the previous-year period. The software sales decline included a 35% drop in packaged-media sales to $16.5 million, from $25.6 million. Digital sales of games dipped almost 12% to $101 million, from $114.4 million.
Digital sales represented 79% of quarterly software sales, up from 71% in the previous-year period. PlayStation Plus subscription membership increased by 1 million to 47.3 million, while monthly average users of the platform dipped less than 3% to 102 million, from 105 million.
Sony sold 2.4 million PlayStation 5 consoles in the quarter, up 4.3% from 2.3-million-unit sales a year ago.