Sony announced recently during a conference call that the PlayStation console sales have seen a bit of a drop, but despite that, the firm has seen a significant dip in the losses incurred.
Sony sold a combined 3.5 million PS2 and PS3 consoles in Q2 of FY 2012-13 (July-September 2012), which is down from 4.9 million units during the same period last year.
The PSP and PS Vita sold a combined 1.6 million, which is slightly lower than the 1.7 million units sold last year.
Said Sony: “
In the Game business, Sony is working to further expand the PS3 platform through measures such as the introduction of a new, smaller and lighter model with a larger capacity HDD. Sony is also working to further spread the PS Vita platform, which Sony introduced last year, through various measures such as the introduction of an attractive software line-up.
“Sony also acquired US-based Gaikai Inc. in August 2012. Through this acquisition, Sony aims to provide users with interactive entertainment experiences by establishing a new cloud service.”
Despite the lower sales, however, Sony did see significantly smaller losses.
The Sony games division made $1.9 billion in Q2, and the entire firm of Sony collectively garnered ¥1.6 trillion/$20 billion / £12.4 billion, which is 1.9 per cent better than last year.
The net loss incurred was down to ¥15.5 billion/$337 million / £208 million from the ¥27 billion during Q2 of FY 2011-12.