Exclusives matter. Throughout its latest financial report for the enterprise yr ending 31st March, 2021, Sony offered an eye-watering 58.four million first-party video games on PlayStation 5 and PS4. That’s a big 17 per cent of the entire 338.9 million video games offered for its techniques in the course of the aforementioned time period. Gross sales embrace each bodily and digital purchases, with coronavirus skewing numbers additional in direction of the PS Store.
Fascinatingly, the platform holder anticipates elevated first-party income in the course of the present fiscal yr, which can finish on 31st March, 2022. That is fascinating when you think about that juggernauts like The Last of Us: Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales all launched in the course of the earlier time period. Clearly, ongoing gross sales of these titles will assist contribute to those numbers, however clearly it has greater than Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Horizon Forbidden West within the pipeline.
As attention-grabbing asides, PS4 has now sold more software than any other console in history, outperforming the earlier record-holder, PS2. Sony has additionally stated that it intends to invest even more money into its first-party pipeline, and primarily based on these type of numbers, it’s not exhausting to see why.