Sony shipped 9.7 million PS4s within the final quarter, as Game & Network division continues to develop

The outcomes for the third quarter of Sony’s fiscal yr 2016 reveal an general drop in income, regardless of Game & Network division’s sturdy efficiency.


The full report of Sony’s third quarter of FY2016 is now obtainable. The Japanese large recorded a considerable drop in income over the three months interval ending December 31, when in comparison with the identical interval within the earlier yr.

Profits had been all the way down to from 202.1 billion Yen ($1.eight billion) in FY2015, to 92.four billion yen ($796 million). This vital drop was attributed to “impairment cost of
goodwill recorded within the Pictures section” – which usually refers to acquired property dropping a few of their worth, dropping to lower than what the corporate paid for them.

As for gross sales and income, there was a 7.1 % drop year-on-year to 2,397.5 billion yen ($20,668 billion). Sony stated it was primarily because of the influence of overseas forex trade charges. If that influence had been to be taken out of the equation, gross sales would seem like unchanged from the identical quarter of the earlier fiscal yr.

Another purpose why this drop isn’t as large because it might have been is due to the sturdy efficiency of the Game & Network Services division, which incorporates PlayStation and the PlayStation Network. Sales had been up 5.2 % year-on-year to 617.7 billion yen ($5,325 billion), due to PSN subscriptions and PS VR gross sales.

The value discount of creating PS4 , in addition to elevated PS4 software program gross sales, had been main components in growing income for the division to billion yen ($431 million), a rise of 9.9 billion yen.

Speaking of , this quarter noticed 9.7 million PS4s shipped to retailers, an honest enhance over the eight.four million items achieved throughout the identical interval of the final fiscal yr. The firm additionally hasn’t modified its forecast of delivery 20 million items by the tip of the fiscal yr.

As it stands, 57.1 million PS4 consoles have been shipped to retailers. The quantity consists of PS4 Pro, in fact. That stated, it’s shocking we’re nonetheless not getting any PlayStation VR gross sales information.