Sony Q1 results: PS3 hardware up 118%, software explodes to 24.8m

Thursday, 29th July 2010 08:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Sony’s posted results for the quarter ending June 30, showing large year-on-year rises for both PS3 software and hardware, but the NPS division failed to make a profit for the period.

PS3 on the up, up, up

Global PS3 hardware sales stood at 2.4 million for the quarter, a rise of 118 percent compared to the 1.1 million sales the machine managed in the same period last year.

Worldwide PS3 hardware sales now stand at 38.1 million, and ever-closer to the global 360 total at 41.7 million.

PS3 software rocketed 68 percent in the quarter, up to 24.8 million compared to 14.8 million a year earlier.

NPS sales rose to ¥325 billion from ¥246.1 billion in the same period last year, up 32.4 percent.

The division narrowed its loss from ¥36.7 billion in the previous year to ¥3.8 billion this year.

PSP “go”? Not quite

The figures weren’t all smiles and light, however. PSP hardware sales actually dropped for the quarter, down from 1.3 million in Q1 ’09 to 1.2 million in the same period this year.

Global PSP hardware sales now stand at 48.6 million.

PSP software sales rose slightly, up from 8.3 million to 9.2 million in the current year.

PS2 managed to keep its end up on the hardware side, with sales remaining static year-on-year and 1.6 million. PS2 software sales, however, continued to crash: they were down from 8.5 million to 3.4 million this year.



  1. Crysis

    Sony’s plan is coming together, next stop, WORLD DOMINATION!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Updated with total PS3 and PSP hardware sales.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Joe Anderson

    I imagine PSN + will bring even more profit, well providing Sony make the US and EU versions equal.

    US seem to be getting the better deal at the moment.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    i agree with Joe, im still waiting for dino crisis to become available on the European PSN (Australia’s PSN is pretty much the same as the Euro version, we even have the Vidzone thingey)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ExclusivesMostly

    NICE :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Corrected a figure there. The division actually made a loss.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I was about to question that. :-D

    Still quite the turnaround, though – they should easily be in profit by the end of the year.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    And passed 360, from the look of it.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk


    #9 4 years ago
  10. cookiejar

    Quite an achievement (or should I say trophy, har har har!)from where they were a few years ago. Shows the brand is and was still strong, but people weren’t gunna pay that massive price.

    Well done, though.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    Did they release sales figures for thier games like Gow 3 or Heavy Rain?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Crysis

    @ the current rate, exactly 1 more year til the 360 & ps3 are neck & neck

    #12 4 years ago
  13. spiderLAW

    This Holiday season will be the proving grounsd for MS or Sony….we will wait and see.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dannybuoy

    They print money!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Kuwabara

    the ps3 is already in lead, xbox260 got a yr head start

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Crysis

    Within the past 4 years the ps3 has outsold the 360, Microsoft is braggin it has beaten them in the pqast 5 years but the PS3 was not around then so that extra year is irrelevant & MS are in denial
    ps3 total sales 38mil approx(from it’s launch, November 2006-May 2010)
    360 total sales 30mil approx(from it’s launch, November 2005-May 2009)
    so despite the extra $100-$200 per console, the ps3 has sold significantly more

    #16 4 years ago

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