Sony sold 8.4 million PS4s in Q3

first_imgSony sold 8.4 million PS4s in Q315.4 million after nine months, already higher than the whole of the last fiscal yearMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 29th January 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSony CorporationSony sold 8.4 million units of the PlayStation 4 in the third quarter, taking the total sold this fiscal year to 15.4 million – higher than the amount it sold in the whole of the previous year.14.8 million units of the console were sold in the fiscal year ended March 2015, but Sony has already breezed past that by more than 600,000 units. That’s largely down to the strength of the third quarter, in which 8.4 million PlayStation 4s were sold – 2 million more than the same quarter last year.Sony expects to sell 17.5 million PlayStation 4s by the end of the fourth quarter. At the start of the year, the company confirmed that lifetime sales were approaching 36 million units.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The Game & Network Services division earned $4.89 billion in revenue, up 10.5 per cent year-on-year. Operating income improved by an even wider margin, up 45 per cent to $335 million. Around $2.7 billion of the revenue came from Hardware sales, with $1.3 billion attributed to Network, and the remainder categorised as Other.In addition to strong hardware sales and higher software sales, the division was also helped by the absence of the write-down of PS Vita and PS TV components it took in this quarter last year.As a whole, Sony Corp. posted $21.5 billion revenue for the quarter, less than a 1 per cent increase over the prior year. Net income rose 33 per cent, however, an increase of 33 per cent.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPlayStation revenues near $25bn as PS5 ships 7.8m in five monthsSony’s gaming segment drives full-year revenues to $81.7 billionBy James Batchelor 14 days agoAmpere: PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sales in line with, not ahead of, previous genBut firm believes new PlayStation could sell up to eight million units by end of March, surpassing PS4By James Batchelor 3 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more