Sony Q2 financial forecast dropped as game & PS Vita sales slump

Thursday, 1 November 2012 08:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has slashed its Q2 financial forecast in the face of flagging game sales, and lower-than-expected sales of PS Vita consoles.

CVG reports – by way of Siliconera – that Sony originally forecast that it would shift 16 million combined units of both PS Vita and PSP – ten for Vita, six for PSP – worldwide.

However, the company then slashed that particular projection down to just 12 million units with no revised breakdown across PS Vita and PSP.

Following today’s forecast that number sits at just 10 million units combined by March 31st, 2013. The drop from 16 million appears to be growing more significant by the day.

PS3 and PS2 forecast numbers remain unchanged at 16 million sold for the year, suggesting that all is well in the home console camp, but software sales across the brand have dropped by 15.8% on last year’s figures.

All of this has resulted in a financial loss of 15.5 billion yen/$198 million. While the number is large, it is an improvement on last year’s 27.0 billion yen loss, suggesting that uptake has improved and that finances have began to pick up momentum now that PS3 no longer sells at a loss.

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