Sony Corporation is reportedly set to pay its Japanese staff file excessive bonuses following a robust monetary yr.

As reported by NHK Japan, the bonuses can be equal to seven months’ wage. Not solely is that this larger than what the worker union had demanded, that is additionally the primary time in twenty years that Sony’s administration has taken what NHK calls an “unusual” step.

The bonuses replicate a yr of file earnings for Sony, supported by a rise in demand for leisure services in the course of the pandemic. Despite going through extreme shortages, the corporate shipped 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles between November and December final yr. According to NHK, Sony is anticipated to report a web revenue of $10 billion for the monetary yr ending March 31st.

In its Q3 FY2020 monetary outcomes printed in February, Sony revealed that it’s on observe to meet its aim of promoting 7.6 million PS5s in the course of the fiscal yr. The firm additionally acknowledged that it has not been in a position to absolutely meet buyer demand for the console.

“We had more game software titles at the launch of the PS5 than at any previous PlayStation console launch in our history, and those titles have sold well,” Sony added. “Continuing with our strategy of enhancing user engagement, we intend to take steps to further enhance the appeal of our network services offerings.”

Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X continue to face shortages as a result of a scant provide of elements.

Have our readers been in a position to snag a PS5 but?

[Source: NHK by way of Reddit]