PS4 sport gross sales nearly doubled throughout the pandemic

“Though components resembling constraints on account of staff working from dwelling and restrictions on worldwide journey stay, obligatory measures are being taken and preparations are underway with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 vacation season,” Sony informed buyers in its earnings report at this time.

Nonetheless, gaming was a brilliant spot for Sony this quarter. The division raked in gross sales of 606 billion yen (roughly $5.7 billion) throughout the quarter, up from 457 billion (roughly $4.three billion) throughout the identical interval final yr. Nearly each different a part of Sony’s enterprise, together with TVs, smartphones, cameras and films noticed a year-over-year decline. The quarter wasn’t abysmal for Sony, although. The corporate’s general gross sales had been 1.97 trillion (roughly $18.6 billion) for the quarter, up from 1.92 trillion (roughly $18.1 billion) final yr. Working earnings, nevertheless, was 228 billion (roughly $2.15 billion), down from 230 billion (roughly $2.18 billion) throughout the identical quarter final yr.