PlayStation division sales down, losses deepen [Updates]

Friday, 30th 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.

You can see the full report here.



  1. mojo


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Doom, gloom, gloom, doom. Still, it’s the weekend in a minute, eh? :-D

    I’d imagine their more recent figures will be more pleasing for them. It’ll be interesting to see just how much better they do money-wise post price cut, though.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    Well, that was only up to September 30, so only includes a month of Slim sales…the next 6 months should be more positive, what with UC2, and FFXIII in Japan.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Santa Clause

    I have no doubt this is an issue across the board for all console developers, due to the recession. Not much you can do about it, sadly.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    Didn’t Microsoft just announce that their profits had gone up the other day, though?

    #5 5 years ago


    #6 5 years ago
  7. Santa Clause

    “Didn’t Microsoft just announce that their profits had gone up the other day, though?”

    Yes they did, but sales of consoles aren’t the only thing that drives profit. This story is *specifically* about hardware sales.

    I’m only guessing here, but I would imagine a large part of Microsoft’s profit has come around due to the launch of the new dashboard last year. They said themselves that digital downloads skyrocketed due to the nature of the new interface.

    What I meant is that I imagine *hardware* sales are down across the board.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    That puts total losses in the division at $4.7bn since the PS3 was released.

    #8 5 years ago

    Uh oh.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Added the other stories as updates.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Jackrock

    It’s easy to understand the drop in Vaio’s sales. Those computers are freakin’ expensive, specially the notebooks: 1000€ for a Vaio netbook? It’s no surprise that they don’t sell well, with a lot of cheaper and worthy alternatives.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    thank you vg247 for finding the truth, Now lets see console fanboys say consoles have a future. more like console game devs and hardware companies are going bankuprt because of consoles.

    yep enjoy your last generation of consoles. Then you have microsoft and sony wanting to push another console good luck with that.

    #12 5 years ago

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