PS5 No. 1 hardware in Sept.


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NPD Group Inc. this month said Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5 ranked first in video game hardware sales in the latest domestic retail data.

For the month of Sept., the PS5 ranked as the No. 1 best-selling video game hardware in dollar and unit sales.

Sony sold 2.4 million PS5 units in Q1 ending June 30, 2022.

Operating income for the Game and Network Services division, which includes the PlayStation business, totaled $397.3 million, a decline of 37 percent from one year ago.

Q1 revenue in the division totaled $4.5 billion, down two percent from the year prior.

The PS5 and PS4 sold 47.1 million software units for the quarter, a decline of 26 percent from the year prior. Digital downloads totaled 79 percent of software sales.

PlayStation Network active users totaled 102 million, down three percent from the year prior.

Sony expects to sell 18 million PS5 units in fiscal year 2022.

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