Sony PS division records FH profit as PSP sales half in Q2

By Patrick Garratt
29 October 2010 08:21 GMT


PSP sales fell dramatically in the quarter ending September 30, 2010, Sony said today, but the Networked Products and Services division – the company segment that holds all PlayStation products – moved to profit in Sony’s first half.

PSP units sales fell to 3.7 million in FH 2010 compared to 4.3 million in the same period last year, with sales in the second financial quarter halving from 3 million to 1.5 million.

PSP software held relatively well, dropping from 21.3 million units in the first half of fiscal 2009 to 20.2 this year.

PS3 hardware sales were well up. First-half figures showed 5.9 million units had been sold in the six months ending September, compared to 4.3 million last year.

PS3 software rocketed in first-half 2010: 60.1 million units were sold in this year’s period compared to 38.7 million in 2009.

The Networked Products and Services division was in profit at 6.9 billion yen compared to a 59 billion yen loss in the second quarter of last year.

For the first half of the FY, the division recorded a 3.1 billion yen profit compared to a 95.8 billion yen loss in the corresponding previous period.

See the full report here.

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