Following on from the recent news of Nintendo’s financials from last year, a stark contrast has been made between them and Sony’s PlayStation Network.
During the financial year ending March 31, 2016, Sony’s PlayStation Network generated 529.1 billion yen in sales. In the same financial year, the whole of Nintendo generated 504.4bn yen in sales.
The different was pointed out by Twitter user ZhugeEX, known for tweeting industry analytics.
How this is possible probably comes down to the fact that Sony’s PlayStation Network is currently raking money in through its PlayStation Plus subscription service. With 40 million PlayStation 4’s currently out in the wild, that’s a smooth 215 billion yen on its own. In addition to this, Sony is getting a cut of every sale made on the PlayStation Network, helping to contribute to the gargantuan figure of its final sales figure.
When comparing the operating profit of each company, PlayStation made 88.7bn yen ($805 million), meanwhile Nintendo made 32.8bn yen ($302 million) during the fiscal year.
This news comes off the back of Nintendo’s announcement that we could expect to see the NX in March 2017, and that the next Legend of Zelda title in the series has been delayed to March 2017 and would release on both the Wii U and NX.
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