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79% Of PS5, PS4 Games Sold In Sony’s Latest Quarter Were Purchased Digitally

Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed during its latest financial results that a staggering 79% of PS5, PS4 games shifted in the quarter were digital goods as opposed to physical copies.

Digital sales have gradually been on the up over the past few years, and back in Q1 2021, digital purchases were at 71%. That figure dropped to 62% during the following quarter and the one after that, before jumping again to 71 during the fourth quarter.

The beginning of the 2022 fiscal year however saw digital sales rise to 79%. As previously reported, Sony announced during the same financial results that the PS5 had shipped 21.7 million units worldwide.

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The PS5 was released in November 2020 in the US, UK, Europe and other major territories. However, like the Xbox Series X/S, the console was plagued by supply issues due to the (still) ongoing semiconductor shortages.

Sony recently re-launched PlayStation Plus as a three-tier system, which depending on your membership, includes titles spanning PS5, PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, and PSP formats.

[Source – ResetEra]