PS4 game sales almost doubled during the pandemic

PS4 game sales almost doubled during the pandemic

"Although factors such as constraints due to employees working from home and restrictions on international travel remain, necessary measures are being taken and preparations are underway with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season," Sony told investors in its earnings report today.

Still, gaming was a bright spot for Sony this quarter. The division raked in sales of 606 billion yen (roughly $5.7 billion) during the quarter, up from 457 billion (roughly $4.3 billion) during the same period last year. Almost every other part of Sony's business, including TVs, smartphones, cameras and movies saw a year-over-year decline. The quarter wasn't abysmal for Sony, though. The company's overall sales were 1.97 trillion (roughly $18.6 billion) for the quarter, up from 1.92 trillion (roughly $18.1 billion) last year. Operating income, however, was 228 billion (roughly $2.15 billion), down from 230 billion (roughly $2.18 billion) during the same quarter last year.