August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Sony shared its financial results for Q1 2022, detailing updated hardware and software sales for Sony Interactive Entertainment. 
  • Sony confirmed that an additional 2.4 million PS5 consoles were sold in the quarter, bringing the console to 21.7 million PS5 units shipped worldwide so far. 
  • Software sales of first and third-party games were down slightly for the quarter. 
  • Sony is still projecting an 18 million PS5 consoles to be sold during the financial year.

Sony’s latest financial results give an updated look at consoles sold so far, as well as granting insight into other factors for the PlayStation business.

According to Sony’s Q1 2022 results which were shared (opens in new tab) on Friday, the PS5 has crossed 21.7 million consoles shipped worldwide, with 2.4 million consoles sold since the prior quarter. Overall, PS5 restocks remain rare, but are becoming more common as more and more players get their hands on the consoles.