Sony sold 14.6 million PlayStation devices in the last year

By Brenna Hillier
15 May 2014 00:42 GMT

14.6 million PS2, PS3 and PS4 consoles were sold in Sony’s FY13, a figure it only expects to increase in the coming year despite the generational transition.

In its latest financial report, Sony revealed it sold 3.7 million home consoles in Q4 FY13, which ended on March 31, bringing its annual total to 14.6 million.

As for portables, things were a little more grim – 700,000 sales total of Vita, Vita TV and PSP, for an annual total of 2.3 million. A bit wince-worthy, especially when compared to the 3DS, which is going great guns.

Sony expects growth in both divisions over the next financial year though, predicting 17 million home console sales and 3.5 million portable console sales in FY14.

Interestingly, it expects software sales to stay pretty steady at 390 million, not much of an increase on this year’s 384 million – probably because the PS4’s attach rate is still pretty low, as with all new consoles.

Elsewhere in Sony’s financials, the game division showed sales increased on both a yearly and quarterly basis from FY12, but operating income was low thanks to the costs of the PS4 launch. Sony forecasts increases in its game division for FY14, but it expects increases everywhere and it’s been super, super wrong about that in the past.

As expected, overall Sony posted its fourth consecutive annual loss. No bonus for Hirai and pals this year, it seems.

If you like to look at investor relation slides, today is your lucky day.



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