Earlier analysis pointed out that although the sales volume of the Sony PS5 is gratifying, but the price is lower than the manufacturing cost, and it is actually selling at a loss. According to hypebeast news, in the latest financial report, Sony stated that in order to counter the Microsoft Xbox Series X/S consoles that were released during the same period, Sony set the price of PS5 at a level lower than the manufacturing cost, but the loss could be from game developers. , Game sales and other services and additional equipment carried by the console make up for.
According to Sony’s third-quarter fiscal 2020 financial report (October-December 2020) released a few days ago, the company’s third-quarter revenue was 2,696.5 billion yen (approximately $25.683 billion), a year-on-year increase of 9%. Among them, Sony’s game and network services department had revenue of 883.2 billion yen, sold 4.5 million PS5s, and gained nearly 4.5 billion US dollars in game sales. In addition, the total number of paid PlayStation Plus users has grown to 47.4 million. This shows that Sony’s PS5’s losses are indeed made up for through game sales.
It is worth noting that some foreign media recently discovered a new Sony patent on the US Patent and Trademark Office website. The patent content shows that Sony may be working hard to introduce a Wi-Fi transceiver module for the DualSense handle of the PS5. This technology will allow the handle to cooperate with the Bluetooth transceiver through a new Wi-Fi transceiver module to reduce the delay of the DualSense handle.