As with each generation of consoles, manufacturers invest millions of dollars in research and development to create the ultimate machine. Then, the brands are forced to offer a very attractive price even if it means selling at a loss to attract gamers and sell out the stocks of the new consoles. Of course, the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are no exception to the rule.

For Sony, this situation will not have lasted long. Since last month, the PS5 is now profitable and is no longer sold at a loss by PlayStation. A great achievement in the midst of a global shortage.

The PS5 Standard is now profitable

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Last week, Sony proudly announced that the PS5 had exceeded 10.1 million units sold since its launch in November 2020. In the wake of this, the Japanese firm confirmed its ambitions for 2022. Determined to break all the PS4’s records, PlayStation is so far almost certain to break the sales record in a single fiscal year

. The PS5 is expected to easily surpass 14.8 million consoles sold before March 31, 2022.

Even before reaching that goal, the manufacturer can be proud of this early generation. After only eight months on the market, the standard PS5 model (sold at €499.99) is now profitable. As for the PS5 Digital Edition (sold at €399.99, without disc drive), it’s on track to become profitable in the coming weeks. Thanks to PS4 sales (consoles and accessories), Sony manages to stop losing money on both PS5 models.

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In 2007, Sony waited several years to stop losing money with the PlayStation 3. In 2013, it took the manufacturer six months to make the PS4 profitable. The PS5 (sold at a higher price than its predecessor) took a little longer to do so. On the other hand, the PS4 did not face major stock-outs in 2013 and 2014.

In its latest financial statement, Sony announced its biggest first quarter revenue for PlayStation, and its second biggest revenue

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