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Sony’s PlayStation Dominates the Market by Making Over $8 Billion in Months

Published 02/05/2023, 4:00 AM EST

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One of the top three giants of the gaming market, Sony’s PlayStation, has made history by making over $8 Billion in just a few months. The Japanese colossus has seen some astronomical growths in sales during the Q3 of 2022 aka the Holiday seasons of the last year. Their latest system, PlayStation 5, had an enormous hand in the massive success. 

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The gaming wing of Sony is witnessing massive success in the consumer market. The year-over-year growth is a record 23% and compared to the last year, the gaming ecosystem of Sony has a $1.6 billion increase. Gaming services include full game sales, subscriptions/services, and hardware. 

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The year 2022, overall, has been very successful for Sony. In the first quarter, the company made a revenue of $4.67 billion, and $5.22 billion in Q2, and the biggest pour occurred during the last quarter when the holiday seasons rolled in, PlayStation made over $8.6 billion during this period. In total, the first 3 quarters of 2022 generated around $18 billion in total revenue for the company.

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The operating income was also higher compared to last year. During the holiday season of 2022, PlayStation generated an operating profit of $820 million. Last year’s operating profit during the holidays was $817 million. But still, it failed to surpass the company’s massive operating profits of $991 million during 2021’s Q2. The profit margin during the holiday season of 2022 was 10%.

PlayStation’s performance during the holiday 2022 at a glance: 

Revenue – $8.797 billion

Operating Profit – $820 million


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Profit Margin – 10.7%

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The most successful and biggest contributor to the overall profits of the company was hardware sales. The hardware segment saw a massive 75% increase due to the increase of availability of the systems in the stores during the Holidays season of 2022. Sony generated $659 in physical game sales with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and God of War: Ragnarok being the biggest contributors. Recently, Sony revealed God of War Ragnarok has surpassed 11 million game sales. 


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During the holiday season of the last year, Sony shipped over 7 million PS5 systems which generated over $3 billion in revenue, pointing at a $1.7 billion year-over-year increase. With the massive announcement and new teases, the community is speculating there may be something big about to come from PlayStation. All this hype hints at another massively successful year for PlayStation. 



Rituraj Halder

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Rituraj Halder is an eSports writer at Essentially sports. Residing from Kolkata, India, he holds a graduate degree in world literature. With 500+ hours in League of Legends, Rituraj claims to be a MOBA veteran.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare