PlayStation division sales down, losses deepen [Updates]

Friday, 30 October 2009 10:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The Sony division responsible for PlayStation and Vaio products – the Networked Products & Services Division – has shown a 24.2 percent drop in sales compared to Q2 2008, down from 465.2 billion yen to 352.6 billion yen.

Losses widened from 40.6 billion yen to 58.8 billion yen for the preiod.

First half sales for the division were down to 599.5 from 859.6 in the previous corresponding period. Losses extended from 36 billion yen to 98.6 billion yen.

Sony is blaming “a deterioration in Vaio PC and the game business profitability,” and, “Deterioration due to a decrease in PS2 hardware and software unit sales, and the impact of foreign exchange rates,” for the figures.

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