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Sony FY2015 Earnings ($1.3b profit; 40m PS4 Shipped)

ethomaz

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Let's start again with official sources.

- $1.3 billion profit
- 40m PS4 shipped as of March 31, 2016 (2.3m in Q4 / 17.7m in FY)

Forecast was delayed to May due earthquake.

Game related...

Donnie said:
Total game related sales - $13.72 billion ($4.69 billion from Network)

Total game related profit - $785 million (5.7% profit)
All data can be found here: http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/fr/15q4_sonypre.pdf
 

Newtype-001

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Not sure why the other thread was closed when official source was in the third post
Again tho nice,i feel bad for nintendo.
 

Kralamoonard

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Expect to see that number skyrocket once Uncharted 4 drops! :p

Not sure why the other thread was closed when official source was in the third post.
This was the reason:

ModBot said:
Don't make a thread sourced on a tweet by a permanently banned poster.
Not seeing the relevance, as a fact is a fact regardless of the source, and he provides factual info. Just saying, because his history with mods on GAF shouldn't really interfere with his analytical reporting on the industry, and should be kept separate. But eh, I'm not a mod and they probably know more than me.
 

Steejee

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Looks like most of their divisions are on sound footing again and easily counter those making losses.
 

Plinko

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Great news.

More money means a better variety of games, which is only a good thing for the industry.
 

Welfare

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So can we use graphs from that banned user or will the thread be locked then to?
The other thread was based on Zhuge's tweet, and not the actual financials. His graphs are posted all the time, so those are safe.
 

Syntsui

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I expected a larger profit to be honest, at least in the billions. They sure must have gigantic costs in the equation though.
 

Ryng_tolu

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Worst quarter For PS4 ever since launch. Though was expect. Last holidays PS4 was massive overshipped ( ~1.8 million gap sold-shipped ).

Next quarter gonna be way better, most likely up YOY again.

Also, i predicted 2.5 million. I was close.
 
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Copy pasta some cool facts then

* Sony Corporation net income : 147 billion yen (target was 140 billion yen). Biggest profit of the last 8 years.

* PS4 annual shipment : 17,7 million (target was 16 million). PS4 remains the best selling PlayStation at this point of time, being only beaten by the Wii.

* Game & Network Services operating income : 88,7 billion yen. No other segment did better for the year, except the Financial Services, but that's a very different kind of business. Sony Music is just behind with 87,3 billion yen.
 
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I expected a larger profit to be honest, at least in the billions. They sure must have gigantic costs in the equation though.
Sony had a lot of years where they weren't profitable at all, so anything in the black is an improvement. Kaz is doing a fantastic job of turning the company around.
 

DieH@rd

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Shame their camera sensor business starts to show issues, and the earthquake has apparently damaged this Sony division the most.

As for PlayStation, it is doing great and it shows no signs of stopping.
 

Aki-at

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Delighted to see Sony record a profit overall and a decent one at that too.

Always great to see a company that seemed so directionless eventually figure out which way to go. Hirai has really helped to stablise the ship!
 

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"We hold our controllers in missing hands.
We stand tall on missing laptops.
We stride forward on the bones of our Vita’s.
Then, and only then, are we profitable.
This "revenue" is ours and no one else's: a secret turnaround strategy we wield, out of sight.
We will be stronger than ever, for our Ridge Racer."

―Kazuhira Hirai

 

Inuhanyou

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Their times back in the red seem like a while ago at this point. Seriously, best profit since 2008 is great news
 

Javin98

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Worst quarter For PS4 ever since launch. Though was expect. Last holidays PS4 was massive overshipped ( ~1.8 million gap sold-shipped ).

Next quarter gonna be way better, most likely up YOY again.

Also, i predicted 2.5 million. I was close.
The bolded sentence is the main reason I think the shipments this quarter were down from the same quarter last year. As I mentioned in the other thread, I recall Europe having stock shortages back in holidays 2014. Otherwise, it doesn't make much sense since the PS4 is notably up YoY in the US and I assume the rest of the world should be similar.