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PlayStation division sees ¥35 billion profit, PS3 hardware at 14 million for FY

Thursday, 26th May 2011 07:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The PlayStation division at Sony has seen a ¥35 billion profit for its 2010 Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2011, with PS3 sales for the year up by 1.3 million units.

Operating profit was at ¥35.6 billion (£266.9 million/$435.3 million), but sales got only a slight increase at ¥1,572 billion (£11.7 billion/$19.2 billion).

In hardware sales, PS3 hit 14.3 million units for FY2010, up 1.3 million from the previous year. PSP sales were down at 8 million, down 1.9 million and sales of PS2 were at 6.4 million units, down by 1.1 million.

Sony’s forcasted that PS3 hardware will sell within the region of 15 million in FY11, with PSP expected to hit 6 million and PS2 at 4 million.

For software, PS3 got a big boost at 147.9 million, up from 115.6 million in FY10, with PSP sales also going up at 46.6 million from 44.4 million. PS2 was down, though, at 16.4 million units from 35.7 million units.

In term of its FY11 forecast, it’s sticking with what it predicted for FY10.

The external intrusion of PlayStation Network back in April, which seen the personal data of 77 million PSN users compromised, was not factored into the FY10 financials, but Sony warned earlier this week that the cost of it in FY11 will be within the region of £106 million.

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  1. mojo

    amazing how they manage to sell 6.2 million ps2 in 2010/2011, a good 11 years after release..

    #1 3 years ago
  2. PS3Dreamer

    that is crazy sales for PS2/PS3.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Toastrules

    What the hell? Haven’t they been in the black the past 5 or 6 years?

    How did they suddenly make a huge profit increase?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Looks like they had a very good year! ‘Grats, Sony!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Monk

    “¥1,572 billion (£11.7 billion/$19.2 billion).”

    How`s that ? :P

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Exzeerex

    I think the release of the slim and a price drop helped a lot.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Lounds

    The PS2 must cost less than $30 to make and ship now lol

    #7 3 years ago
  8. NightCrawler1970

    Well Sony must be lucky that they still make profits even down-time in mid-april… but losing money specially in Billions are lots of money for a normal person for us….

    #8 3 years ago
  9. stockops3

    Well with all that profit the outage lost seems pretty minimal, glad sony are finally reeling in the big money, MORE GAMESSS! :D

    #9 3 years ago