Sony Q1 Financials Have the PlayStation 3 Selling 1.1 Million Units, PS Vita/PSP at 600,000

August 1, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


It’s that time of year, as Sony has released their financials from the first quarter of the fiscal year, revealing that sales and operating for the games division was ¥117.9 billion (about $1.2 billion), basically flat when compared to the ¥118 billion (about $1.2 billion) posted last year. On the operating loss side though, mostly in part to R&D for the PS4, it jumped to ¥14.8 billion ($149 million), compared to ¥3.5 billion last year.

Taking a look at actual numbers, the PlayStation 3 sold 1.1 million units during Q1 (compared to 2.8 million PS3 + PS2 in Q1 last year), with Sony projecting the PS3 to sell 10 million units by the end of the fiscal year in March (compared to 16.5 million last year).

The PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable didn’t do quite as well, combining for just 600,000 units in the quarter (compared to 1.4 million in Q1 last year), with the projection set at 5 million for the fiscal year (compared to 7 million last year).

For software (retail and digital), that was at 64 million units (compared to 43 million in Q1 last year), with a total of 319 million units expected to sell by the end of the fiscal year (compared to 266 million last year). They may not have named any specific games that contributed to these numbers, so we’ll just go out on a limb and say that The Last of Us helped out quite a bit.

Are you surprised by any of these numbers? Let us know in the comments below.


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