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PS5 crosses 13 million units shipped, Sony to continue to invest in game development capabilities

Ps5 Logo And Dualsense
Ps5 Logo And Dualsense (Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Sony's latest financial results indicate 3.3 million PS5 consoles were shipped in the last quarter.
  • This means Sony has shipped over 13.4 million PS5 units so far.
  • Sony also indicates it will continue to "aggressively invest" in game development.

The PS5 crosses 13.4 million units sold, Sony shared in its FY2021 Q2 financial results. PS5 restocks remain sparse, but this is up 3.3 million units from the last quarter, where Sony announced that the PS5 had crossed 10 million units sold. Additionally, Sony shared that PlayStation Plus reached 47.2 million subscribers after a dip last quarter, while the digital ratio for full games reached 62%.

Sony also noted in its guidance accompany the financial results that it recently acquired Bluepoint Games and Firesprite for PlayStation Studios, bringing its first-party development teams from 12 to 16 throughout 2021. Sony shared that in the future, these teams will help to "...increase the development capability of the PlayStation Studios and diffuse the expertise necessary to deploy games to PCs and mobile devices."

Sony may also continue to acquire new studios in the future, sharing that "We plan to continue to aggressively invest in our development capability going forward."

Looking ahead, the next major slate of first-party PlayStation software is in 2022, with Horizon Forbidden West scheduled to launch on Feb. 18, 2022, while God of War Ragnarok doesn't have a release date but is also slated to launch at some point in 2022.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert

1 Comment
  • 13 million shipped or scalped?