PS4 Ships Three Million Units in Q1 FY 2015
Sony’s current gen console ships more than 25 million units worldwide in its lifetime.
Sony recently revealed its earning for Q1 of fiscal year 2015 ending on June 30th and the numbers are very positive. The PlayStation 4 shipped 3 million units during this quarter, resulting in 25.3 million units shipped worldwide till date (at last count the total number of units sold worldwide was more than 22 million).
Both software and peripheral sales are up and there was a 12.5 percent increase in sales for the game & network segment over last year. Total sales came to 288.6 billion Yen ($2.365)
Sony has published earnings for the first quarter of FY2015. The quarter, which ended June 30, saw a 12.1% increase in sales in the game & network segment over the same period last year, which translates to 288.6 billion Yen ($2.322 billion). Sony is also looking to increase the number of units it ships for FY 2015 from its original forecast from 16 million to 16.5 million.
Operating income has increased to 19.5 billion Yen ($160 million) year-on-year due to reduced manufacturing costs and insurance recovery from the hacking of PSN in 2012. PS3 sales are going down but PS4 sales are more than compensating for the difference.