Electronics big Sony immediately introduced earnings for the interval ended December 31, exhibiting slowing PlayStation 4 gross sales. For the quarter, Sony shipped 9 million PS4 consoles, which compares to 9.7 million throughout the identical interval final 12 months.
In October, Sony announced there were 67.5 million PS4s shipped, so with the 9 million extra added on this earnings report, that involves 76.5 million as of December 31. By comparability, the PlayStation 3 sold more than 80 million units worldwide, so the PS4 is closing in on that.
In different Sony information, CEO Kaz Hirai–who was beforehand the boss of the PlayStation enterprise, has stepped down. He’ll formally go away his put up on April 1 (this isn’t an April Fools’ joke).
Sony’s online game division, which known as Recreation & Community Companies, noticed its gross sales and working earnings enhance year-over-year, as you possibly can see within the chart. The uptick in income was due partially to elevated PS4 recreation gross sales, together with digital gross sales by way of PSN.
Sony, which is a large firm whose different branches together with movie, TV, and music, reported income of $23.65 billion, which is up 11.5 p.c in comparison with final 12 months. The corporate pulled in $2 million in revenue for the interval, which is up from final 12 months.
You may learn Sony’s full earnings report here on the company’s investor site.