PlayStation sees $435.3m profit last fiscal, 14.3m PS3s sold
Posted: 26.05.2011 11:26 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Fiscal year report time from Sony and the PlayStation business is doing well for itself. For the 12 months leading to March 31st, 2011 PS3 sales went up 1.3m.

Overall the division made $435.3m in operating profit as the PS3 sold 14.3m units through the fiscal term. PSP and PS2 sales each fell over a million though.

PSPs managed 8m, down by 1.9m, and the trusty old dog PS2 cleared 6.4m, down by 1.1m. The PlayStation 3 console climbed 1.3m units during the fiscal. Sony expects it will sell around 15m consoles this fiscal period, with PSP at 6m and PS2 at 4m.

Software for PS3 shot up to 147.9 million, better than the previous fiscal's 115.6 million. Even PSP software sales went up to 46.6 million but PS2 shrank to 16.4 million, less than half of what it enjoyed the previous 12 months.

Overall predictions for the PlayStation division in fiscal 2011 echo 2010. The PlayStation Network intrusion and cost of business was not factored into the fiscal report but already Sony has warned investors that the likely cost of the attack is around 106 million.
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By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on May 26, 2011
Very nice results for Sony!
By neilmike (SI Core) on May 26, 2011
A BIG WOW!"!! nobody gives a shit.. lol
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 26, 2011
They still sell the PS 2? That's odd.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 27, 2011
PS3 was on the move right before the hacker-attacks. This shows that SONY still has a rather large potential out there. Will be interesting to see if they can get back to that.
By Revan (SI Elite) on May 28, 2011
Thats not too bad.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 28, 2011
@ Foolwolf. Yeah it will be interesting seeing how much money they have lost and will lose to the recent Hacks.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on May 29, 2011
Capitalism rules!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 29, 2011
Problem with capitalism - at least from SONY's perspective - is that it means that people act with their money and if they don't have trust - they don't get money and no money = epic fail!