Sony Finally Rocking Good Numbers
Years of “PS3 shortages” (quoted for absurdity) finally drew to a close, as Sony’s last financial quarter produced some very rosy numbers. PS3 console sales more than doubled from the same period in 2009 (Mar – Jun), selling 2.4 million units as opposed to 1.1m. Global console sales now stand at 38.1m, compared to 41.1m for the Xbox 360 and 72.8m for the Wii (from VGChartz).
Other number continue the bullish trend. PS3 and PSP software both showed an increase over this quarter in 2009. PS3 software jumped 68% to 24.8m units, while PSP software climbed %11 percent to 9.2m. PSP hardware slid slightly, moving 1.2m units instead of 2009′s 1.3m.
The tenacious PlayStation 2 is still turning tricks as well, selling 1.6m units in the quarter (identical to 2009′s). Software for the PS2 dropped off 60%, only moving 3.4m units. I mean really, who buys new PlayStation 2 games? Used copies of Twisted Metal Black come in the mail with credit card offers now.
And yet, in spite of all those crazy numbers, Sony’s Networked Products and Devices Division is still running at a loss. The division dropped 3.8 billion yen this quarter, which is a massive improvement over the 36.7bn yen shed this quarter last year. Things are looking up for Sony – maybe next year they’ll hit that magical profitability.