It sounds strange to call the launch of the PlayStation 5 a ‘success’ but Sony are dishing out huge bonuses to their staff following huge profits from the release of the new console.
The launch of the next-gen PS5 console has been incredibly successful despite the current stock shortage issues. It seems that Sony is set to release its annual report at the end of next month which is expected to report a profit of approximately ten billion dollars.
Figures of this magnitude would mean that it has been one of the company’s most successful years, this will come as good news to shareholders in Sony along with the company’s staff who are set for a huge bonus.
Sales of the console have gone from strength to strength with a report from the NPD Group reporting that it has indeed became the fastest selling console in US history.
Although the PS5 is suffering some shortages at the moment, whenever stock does arrive it is immediately snapped up by eager fans, this suggests that the console is set to hit even more sales milestones.
The Japanese giant has agreed that it will pay annual bonuses that equal seven months salary to its domestic staff, according to state broadcaster NHK. This kind of bonus isn’t unheard of in Japan, a lot of companies also reward their staff with multiple months of wages a the end of each financial year.
Even though things are going well financially, the console is still facing shortages and could for some time. The situation in Egypt with the obstruction in the Suez canal could delay shortages even further, although we cant say for sure just how badly.
Fans who are still eager to get their hands on the console may just have to hang on that little bit longer, but be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.