Sony has confirmed that the sales of the PlayStation 5 with drive will no longer be accompanied by losses for the company.
It’s an open secret that especially at the start of a new console generation, manufacturers like Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo usually make losses on every console sold and rely on good software sales to make a profit. The PlayStation 5 released by Sony last November was no exception.
During Sony’s quarterly business conference, CFO Hiroki Totoki now announced that sales of a PlayStation 5 with drive (499 euros) were no longer associated with losses for the company. For the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (399 euros), this would still be the case, but could be offset by other hardware sales such as the PlayStation 4 or peripherals.
To date, 10.1 million PlayStation 5 consoles have been shipped worldwide. By the end of the current fiscal year, Sony is targeting a total of 14.8 million units. Totoki also assured that these plans will not fail due to a lack of supply of semiconductor chips.