PS3 Sales Down 25% in Sony’s First QuarterBy Alex Co | July 28, 2011 | News | 1 comment | Share
In more financial news, Sony has revealed that PS3 sales dropped-off during the company’s first financial quarter which ended on June 30. The good news is that software and PSP sales picked up the slack.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 has sold 1.8 million units during the three months, a remarkable drop from 2.4 million last year. The good news is that game sales rose from $24.8 million to $26.1 million this year.
The PSP has also seen its hardware sales step-up from 1.2 million to 1.8 million. Although software sales declined by a big 28 percent -leaving it at 6.6 million.
Sony’s Consumer Products and Services division, which includes the PlayStation family as well as TV, audio, PC & mobile products, saw its operating income slashed from 26.9 billion Yen last year to 1.7 billion Yen ($21 million) this year. Sales also fell a good 17.9 percent to 732,3 billion Yen ($9 billion).
Not a good first half of the year for Sony, I take it? Maybe the releases of Resistance 3, Twisted Metal and Uncharted 3 might help with that later this year.