Sony announces Q2 results

#1
** Sony's fiscal year starts on April 1st

- Sony Corporation announced its consolidated results for the second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31,2011 (July 1,2010 to September 30,2010)

- Sony Corporation posted operating income of $827 million;the company reported net income of $375 million

- For the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, Sony expects to sell 15 million PS3s, 8 million PSPs and 6 million PS2s

PSP Worldwide Unit Sales/Production Shipments (Unit:Million)
Code:
Hardware Sales   Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr     FY       LTD

FY 2006/07        1.4      2.0      4.7      1.5      9.6      9.6 

FY 2007/08        2.1      2.5      5.7      3.5      13.8     23.4 

FY 2008/09        3.7      3.2      5.1      2.1      14.1     37.5 

FY 2009/10        1.3      3.0      4.2      1.4      9.9      47.4

FY 2010/11        1.2      1.5       -        -       2.7      50.1

March 31,2006  Cumulative  Production Shipments of Hardware    17.03

LTD Hardware Unit Sales + Cumulative  Production Shipments     67.13



Software Sales   Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr     FY       LTD

FY 2006/07        9.2      13.2     21.2     11.1     54.7     54.7

FY 2007/08        9.8      12.6     18.3     14.8     55.5     110.2 

FY 2008/09        11.8     11.8     15.5     11.2     50.3     160.5 

FY 2009/10        8.3      13.0     15.0     8.1      44.4     204.9

FY 2010/11        9.2      11.0     -       -         20.2     225.1

March 31,2006  Cumulative  Production Shipments of Software    47.3

LTD Software Unit Sales + Cumulative  Production Shipments     272.4

PS2 Worldwide Unit Sales/Production Shipments (Unit:Million)
Code:
Hardware Sales   Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr     FY       LTD

FY 2006/07        2.3      3.4      6.7      2.4      14.8     14.8 

FY 2007/08        2.7      3.2      5.4      2.4      13.7     28.5 

FY 2008/09        1.5      2.5      2.5      1.4      7.9      36.4 

FY 2009/10        1.6      1.9      2.1      1.7      7.3      43.7

FY 2010/11        1.6      1.5       -        -       3.1      46.8

March 31,2006  Cumulative  Production Shipments of Hardware    103.69

LTD Hardware Unit Sales + Cumulative  Production Shipments     150.49



Software Sales    Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr     FY       LTD

FY 2006/07        32.7     47.2     78.6     35.0     193.5    193.5

FY 2007/08        31.1     38.0     60.9     24.0     154.0    347.5 

FY 2008/09        19.3     23.2     29.7     11.3     83.5     431.0 

FY 2009/10        8.5      11.4     11.2     4.6      35.7     466.7

FY 2010/11        3.4      5.6      -        -        9.0      475.7

March 31,2006  Cumulative  Production Shipments of Software    1047.0

LTD Software Unit Sales + Cumulative  Production Shipments     1522.7
PS3 Worldwide Unit Sales (Unit:Million)
Code:
Hardware Sales   Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr     FY       LTD

FY 2006/07         -        -       1.7      1.8      3.5      3.5

FY 2007/08        0.7      1.3      4.9      2.2      9.1      12.6 

FY 2008/09        1.6      2.4      4.5      1.6      10.1     22.7 

FY 2009/10        1.1      3.2      6.5      2.2      13.0     35.7

FY 2010/11        2.4      3.5       -        -       5.9      41.6


Software Sales   Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr     FY       LTD

FY 2006/07         -        -       5.2      8.1      13.3     13.3

FY 2007/08        4.7      10.4     26.0     16.8     57.9     71.2 

FY 2008/09        22.8     21.2     40.8     18.9     103.7    174.9 

FY 2009/10        14.8     23.9     47.6     29.3     115.6    290.5

FY 2010/11        24.8     35.3       -        -      60.1     350.6
Worldwide Hardware Unit Sales (Unit:Million)
Code:
Sony's Fiscal Year 2010/11

Hardware         Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc    Ja-Mr    Sony FY       

PS3               2.4      3.5       -        -       5.9      

Wii               3.04     1.93       -       -       4.97      

360               1.5      2.8       -        -       4.3      

PS2               1.6      1.5       -        -       3.1


Year 2010

Hardware         Ja-Mr    Ap-Jn    Jl-Sp    Oc-Dc     2010       

Wii               3.48     3.04     1.93      -       8.45      

PS3               2.2      2.4      3.5       -       8.1      

360               1.5      1.5      2.8       -       5.8      

PS2               1.7      1.6      1.5       -       4.8
Link: Sony Q2

Link: Sony Q2 (PDF)

Link: Microsoft Q1

Link: Nintendo announces Q2 Results
 
#4
Ouch if I am reading that right they are sitting on 17 million PSPs unsold to consumers. I am guessing they are stopping production or slowing it to a snails pace with PSP2 next year
 

user_nat

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#6
So they managed to ship more PS3s than Microsoft shipped 360s.

Pretty impressive. Wonder how much of the difference is Japan though.
 
#8
antonz said:
Ouch if I am reading that right they are sitting on 17 million PSPs unsold to consumers. I am guessing they are stopping production or slowing it to a snails pace with PSP2 next year
You're not reading it right. :p

The 17M figure is using their old counting method, the 50M is using the new one (which they started using April 1st).
 
#10
I wonder what drove the software sales, I dont recall any big PS3 games in Q2. Perhaps one of the additions was a bigger share of Madden
 

user_nat

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#12
opticalmace said:
Really good PS3 software sales so far this year.
And yet they predict "about the same" as last year for the FY. Which makes no sense, because they are way up so far.
 
#15
user_nat said:
And yet the predict "about the same" as last year for the FY. Which makes no sense, because they are way up so far.
But last year in holiday they had Uncharted, they dont have anything to comp that this holiday since GTAV slipped.
 

Kagari

Crystal Bearer
#16
Pride said:
But last year in holiday they had Uncharted, they dont have anything to comp that this holiday since GTAV slipped.
GT5 is still said to come out before the end of the year, if you were paying attention.
 
#17
user_nat said:
And yet they predict "about the same" as last year for the FY. Which makes no sense, because they are way up so far.
If GT5 hits this Christmas, they'll blow those numbers out of this world.
 
#18
PS3 is just behind 360, impressive.

If they release GT5 this Christmas + a decent marketing campaign, they could overtake 360 really soon IMO.
 
#20
tass0 said:
PS3 is just behind 360, impressive.

If they release GT5 this Christmas + a decent marketing campaign, they could overtake 360 really soon IMO.
The big invisible elephant in the room is Kinect though...
Should be interesting to see how it turns out
 
#21
Kagari said:
GT5 is still said to come out before the end of the year, if you were paying attention.
GT5 is a slow burner, and Sony knows it.

I doubt it'll do that much better than UC2 did in it's early months, but over the next two years it'll become their best selling game by far
 
#22
user_nat said:
And yet they predict "about the same" as last year for the FY. Which makes no sense, because they are way up so far.
If I'm not mistaken, this refers to the combined PS2 + PS3 + PSP software sales; i.e. the combined sales are expected to be the same as the combined sales of the three platforms last year (so PS3 making up for the declining PS2 and PSP software sales).
 
#24
mr_nothin said:
The big invisible elephant in the room is Kinect though...
Should be interesting to see how it turns out
Oh yeah, forgot about Kinect.

Kinect succeeds (likely) = PS3 is doomed to 3rd place.

This'll be fun to watch :)

Go Holidays! :D
 
#25
antonz said:
Ouch if I am reading that right they are sitting on 17 million PSPs unsold to consumers. I am guessing they are stopping production or slowing it to a snails pace with PSP2 next year
You have to add 17 mil to the total in the table to get the LTD sale figure which is 67 mil.

Me thinks.
 
#27
tass0 said:
Oh yeah, forgot about Kinect.

Kinect succeeds (likely) = PS3 is doomed to 3rd place.

This'll be fun to watch :)

Go Holidays! :D
I think Kinect will do quite well this holiday and then fizzle out within 6-8 months (just my guess). Should be a very interesting season indeed!
 
#29
tass0 said:
Oh yeah, forgot about Kinect.

Kinect succeeds (likely) = PS3 is doomed to 3rd place.

This'll be fun to watch :)

Go Holidays! :D
once this generation ends and the story is written, the historians will not be kind to Sony and the loss of its iron grip on the gaming industry.

the very notion that the words "Sony" and "3rd place" are even in the same sentence is baffling to me when I step out of the moment and look at the last 15 years of gaming. It's almost incomprehensible. Then again, I said the same about Nintendo. Before the N64 came out.
 
#30
one thing this should reinforce

USA /= world as far as console sales goes. PS3 must be doing ok somewhere. or the channel is completely stuffed.
 
#37
I wonder how PS3 sales will be by the time they pull out the $200 card, though I have a feeling Sony might leave it so long it won't make much of a difference.
 
#38
Kagari said:
GT5 is still said to come out before the end of the year, if you were paying attention.
Wanna bet?

EDIT: Actually, it just occurred to me, if it was coming out in the next quarter why didnt they announce it as part of the future guidance with their earnings?

I shook the Magic 8 ball 4 times and here is what it said:

● Don't count on it
● My sources say no
● Outlook not so good
● Very doubtful
 
#41
seanoff said:
one thing this should reinforce

USA /= world as far as console sales goes. PS3 must be doing ok somewhere. or the channel is completely stuffed.
<Between Xbox & PS3>

Xbox is winning in the US.
PS3 is winning in Japan.
In Europe it's too close to call.
 

shintoki

sparkle this bitch
#43
Suzzopher said:
Damn, less than 3 million now. Kinect could change all that, but still they closed the gap massively.
It's kind of funny to put this gen into perspective.

You can either look at it as Sony closing the gap, or you can look it at as how they are hitting their 5th year and still in 3rd place.
 
#44
Dreams-Visions said:
once this generation ends and the story is written, the historians will not be kind to Sony and the loss of its iron grip on the gaming industry.

the very notion that the words "Sony" and "3rd place" are even in the same sentence is baffling to me when I step out of the moment and look at the last 15 years of gaming. It's almost incomprehensible. Then again, I said the same about Nintendo. Before the N64 came out.
Well Sony themselves predicted to be in 3rd place:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkd-a-JTVsQ

Sony got hit by the 3rd generation curse...MS is next, but then again they didn't rule supreme over a generation, so maybe the curse won't hit them ;)
 
#45
Kagari said:
44.5 million.
Wow, Sony has really made a strong comeback. The holiday is going to make things really interesting. US will no doubt be in favor of MS but Japan and EU with GT5 could sway things in favor to Sony.
 
#46
Pride said:
<Between Xbox & PS3>

Xbox is winning in the US.
PS3 is winning in Japan.
In Europe it's too close to call.
it's obviously not too close to call since sony shipped about 0.7 million more units somewhere. And I doubt those were to other asian territories.
 
#47
BladeoftheImmortal said:
it's obviously not too close to call since sony shipped about 0.7 million more units somewhere. And I doubt those were to other asian territories.
Places like Korea (for example) are not insignificant markets.

There are lots of territories throughout the world that we just get no numbers for whatsoever, and while the majority of them may individually represent tiny markets the combined effect is really too large to just ignore.
 

Tashi

343i Lead Esports Producer
#48
mr_nothin said:
The big invisible elephant in the room is Kinect though...
Should be interesting to see how it turns out
Yea that will be interesting to see. I think everyone knew that eventually the PS3 would overtake the 360 but Microsoft is positioning Kinect to be a monster success and system seller. I'm not so sure that I believe them though. It will definitely be exciting to see how it all unfolds.
 
#49
PS3 unit sales 0.7m above X360 doesn't mean it has more retail sales this quarter.

Two different things, has several commercial aspects behind the number of consoles shipped to stores in a quarter.
 
#50
Hydrargyrus said:
PS2 FTW


10 years after, only 1 million less than Xbox worldwide. This console in freaking awesome
I think it has become my favorite console ever. I think I'm gonna pick up a new one just to keep around in the near future.