PS4 Hardware Production Costs Reduced, Sony Expects Higher Operating Income
Could this mean a price cut somewhere down the line for the PS4?
There’s more good news for Sony. After announcing a 95.7 percent year on year increase in game sales and turning a profit after posting losses last year in the same quarter, Sony has revealed in its Q1 FY 2015 financial report that operating income will increase following reduced PS4 hardware production costs.
“Sales are expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to the strong performance of the PS4. Operating income is expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to PS4 hardware cost reductions.”
Sony already reported 3.5 million PS3 and PS4 consoles collectively sold in the period between April to June 30th 2014. Though a price drop still seems a ways off – since the PS4 isn’t even a year old yet – Sony will at least be able to turn over a larger profit this time around. Compared to the days of the PS3, that’s not bad for the company.
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