Sony has revealed their next-gen platform has achieved 3.2 million sales this period, compared with last year's 2.4 million units during the same time; some good news.
The former PS2 goliath and the PSP meanwhile has slumped some, when put next to '08 figures. Ultimately Sony has suffered a 24.2 percent sales drop this fiscal period ending Sept. '09.
"This decrease was mainly due to lower VAIO PC and game sales," states Sony, reports .
Lower PS2 hardware sales and the drops in software too, plus the appreciation of the Yen is the cause of problem. During the summer, 3 million PSPs sold which is down from last year's 3.2 million. PS2 cleared 1.9 million this period, down from 2.5 million in 2008.
The only winner, if you will, is the PlayStation 3 which bumped up from 2.4 million the summer period last year, to selling 3.2 million this year. "An operating loss of ¥58.8 billion ($654 million) was recorded," states Sony, "a deterioration of ¥18.2 billion year-on-year, mainly due to a deterioration in profitability in VAIO PCs and the game business." Ouch.
PlayStation 3 sales jump up this period, PS2 and PSP suffer losses
30 October 2009 | By Simon Priest