Sony has published a report on the results of the next quarter. We will talk about the report itself later, but now it is worth touching on the topic of the PlayStation 5.
As it turned out, in the last quarter, the Japanese giant sold only 2 million consoles. And this is much less than a year ago, when 3.3 million were sold. That is, sales fell 40%. And, given the huge demand, it is precisely the shortage of set-top boxes. It turns out that at least in the last quarter it was stronger than a year ago.
During the fiscal year, the company sold 11.5 million last-generation consoles, although it originally planned to sell 14.8 million. In total, Sony sold 19.3 million PS5s at the end of the last quarter. The console is now catching up with the GameCube with 21.74 million units sold, and the next target will be the original Xbox with 24 million units sold.
For the new fiscal year, the company also lowered its target from 22.6 million to 18 million PS5 consoles, meaning the company expects the deficit to remain at a relatively high level.
In other metrics, PS Plus subscribers have dropped from 48 million to 47.4 million, but that may be driven by some people’s desire to wait for Sony’s upgraded subscription to launch.
True, while sales of games have also decreased. According to the results of the financial year, Sony sold games for PS4 and PS5 for 303.2 million dollars against 338.8 million a year earlier. Sales of Sony’s own games dropped from $58.4 million to $43.9 million.
GeForce RTX 4090 – the people’s flagship? The video card has already entered the top 70 most popular video cards among Steam users
In the statistics of the most popular video cards of the Steam service for January of this year, the GeForce RTX 4090 was first noted – and it immediately took 69th place. It would seem that this is not the most significant result, but everything is known in comparison: the GeForce RTX 4090 immediately outperformed the Radeon RX 6900 XT, although it has been on sale for only a few months, unlike the ex-flagship AMD.
The situation is even more revealing if we take into account that there is no GeForce RTX 4080 in the ranking. Perhaps the rumors that the GeForce RTX 4080 is nowhere near as popular as its “big sister” are not rumors at all. There is no GeForce RTX 4070 Ti in the rating yet, but this card is very actively sold at least in Europe, so its appearance in the statistics is only a matter of time.
And the Steam statistics are headed by old acquaintances – the GeForce GTX 1650, GeForce GTX 1060 and the mobile GeForce RTX 3060. Moreover, the first one even gained a little audience since December last year.
The smallest PC based on AMD R7 6800U is presented. Ayaneo Air Plus looks like Nintendo Switch OLED
Ayaneo has announced a new Air Plus laptop based on AMD R7 6800U, equipped with a 6-inch 1080p screen. The device is very similar to the Nintendo Switch OLED handheld console.
The 6-inch Ayaneo Air Plus is almost the same size as the 7-inch Switch OLED. Ayaneo Air Plus is currently the smallest AMD R7 6800U-based portable device with a 6-inch screen, according to the official statement from the developers.
The device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor and has a 46.2 mAh battery, as well as a USB4 connector. The power consumption of the device reaches 28 watts. An external video card is also supported. In addition, this laptop will also be available with Intel i3-1215U and AMD 7020 series (Mendocino) processors.
The Ayaneo Air Plus laptop is expected to be available for sale soon.
Sales of Xbox and Microsoft games sank. The company reported for the next financial quarter
Microsoft has published a report on the results of the second quarter of fiscal year 2023.
The company’s revenue rose 2% to $52.7 billion, while net income fell 12% to $16.4 billion.
This is far from Microsoft’s best quarter. These results are due to several reasons. First, there is a decline in revenue from manufacturers of laptops with Windows and PC sales in the market as a whole. Secondly, sales of Microsoft devices sank by a considerable 39%.
Also not the best way to feel in the last quarter and the gaming division of the company. In general, the Xbox division was marked by a decrease in revenue. Game sales fell by 13%, hardware sales fell by the same amount, that is, primarily consoles, and revenue from services and services decreased by 12%.
At the same time, Microsoft notes the further growth of the Game Pass service, but, as always, does not name the number of users and revenue.
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