PS5 No. 1 console in Nov. sales

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NPD Group Inc. this month said Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5 ranked as the top-selling console in Nov. 2022 at U.S. retail.

For the month, the PS5 ranked as the No. 1 console in both dollar and unit sales.

Sony sold 3.3 million PS5 units in Q2 ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Operating income for the Game and Network Services division, which includes the PlayStation business, totaled $284 million, a decline of 49 percent from one year ago.

Q2 revenue in the division totaled $4.88 billion, an increase of 12 percent from the year prior.

PS5 sales totaled 25 million units to date.

The PS5 and PS4 sold 62.5 million software units for the quarter, a decline of 18 percent from the year prior. Digital downloads totaled 63 percent of software sales.

PlayStation Network active users totaled 102 million, down two percent from the year prior. PlayStation Plus users totaled 45.4 million, down from 47.3 million the year prior.

Sony expects to sell 18 million PS5 units in fiscal year 2023.


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