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Sony FY2015 Q1 (PS4: 3.0m shipped) PS4 total = 25.3m shipped worldwide

Averon

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-profit-surges-in-first-quarter-1438236740

TOKYO— Sony Corp. said Thursday that its net profit more than tripled during the April-June quarter, helped by strong sales in its videogame and smartphone image sensor divisions.

Net income rose to ¥82.44 billion ($665 million) from ¥26.8 billion a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by the Nikkei had expected a profit of ¥50.5 billion. Sales were ¥1.81 trillion, roughly flat from ¥1.8 trillion a year earlier.
Sony as a whole seems to be doing fantastic. Hard to believe a few years ago they were selling buildings and bleeding red ink.
 

hodayathink

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Is Sony actually making money now? I'm always confused with profit/net worth/revenue
The gaming division? Yes.

The company as a whole? Ehhh.... They're doing okay, but mobile and TV still aren't doing very well.
 

M_Night

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Seems as if the gaming market sniffed out a FF7 remake was on the horizon and purchased a PS4 several years in advance in anticipation.
 

vinnygambini

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Sony's Financial Services unit never cease to impress me.

Good god it's a moneymaker.

Mobile is just a lost cause.
 

Rymuth

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PS4 sales thread! (Well Sony financial thread, but this is a gaming forum so close enough.)

It's 2:40 AM here. Time for drinking game.
Lemme guess:

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WTF?! That many? What are people even playing on this? PS4 has no Gaaeeeeemz

2)
Sakujou appearance

3)
PS4 dominating is bad for the industry

Anything else I've missed?
 

Nightengale

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Are they not revealing 'sold to consumers' numbers now?
This is quarterly earnings. We only deal with shipments here.

Sold to consumer numbers are numbers revealed as a PR victory at their timing of choice. Also, it's obviously not 25 million yet so why bother?
 

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Sony increased their forecast for PS4 shipments this year from 16 million to 16.5 million which means that they expect 38.8 million PlayStation 4's to be sold in worldwide by March 31st 2016.

Think they might stopped reporting them? Last update we got was ~5 months.
Nah, We'll get updates at big milestones or during holiday and stuff.
 

Bitch Pudding

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Sony increased their forecast for PS4 shipments this year from 16 million to 16.5 million which means that they expect 38.8 million PlayStation 4's to be sold in worldwide by March 31st 2016.
That's quite something. 30 million units sold at the end of CY 2015 is a no-brainer.
 

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Lemme guess:

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WTF?! That many? What are people even playing on this? PS4 has no Gaaeeeeemz

2)
Sakujou appearance

3)
PS4 dominating is bad for the industry

Anything else I've missed?
ZhugeEX Graphs and Kaz gifs. Also, alt account juniors...but one of them got banned earlier in the NPD thread. Should have waited few hours before making that post.
 

Nightengale

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Think they might stopped reporting them? Last update we got was ~5 months.
You report sell-through figures when you hit certain milestones.

You don't want to appear like too much of a loser by touting every single stat update every month.
 

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this is great news for Sony and the PS4 but at the user level the network problems are really starting to become almost a weekly occurrence. I think they really need to invest in some network infrastructure if they haven't already.

doesn't really belong in a sales thread but I think a strong network can put many potential users fears to rest amid all the problems that keep popping up.
 

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Sony increased their forecast for PS4 shipments this year from 16 million to 16.5 million which means that they expect 38.8 million PlayStation 4's to be sold in worldwide by March 31st 2016.
If they don't have a price drop planed for the holiday then they certainly have some great deals planned.
 

M.D

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I think Kaz said this is the last year they would post a loss, so not out of the wood-work yet, but certainly turning it around and should be in the black next year.
The gaming division? Yes.

The company as a whole? Ehhh.... They're doing okay, but mobile and TV still aren't doing very well.
So does this

Net income rose to ¥82.44 billion ($665 million)
Not mean they made money at least for this quarter?
 

Crayon

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I'm feeling like I should go get one of these things. Like I'm missing the console zeitgeist.
 

vinnygambini

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Smartphones, Movies, Home Electronics ( read TVs) keep decreasing.
Movies segment is extremely volatile and can not be seen through the lens of quarter vs quarter comparison.

Last year they had Spiderman & Jumpstreet.

This year they had Aloha...

Smartphones & Home Electronics is just a lost cause. It's dead jim.
 

wmlk

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I don't know what I'm missing.

Gimme some JRPGs and I'll finally jump.

PS3 is a Persona 5 machine right now. Soon...
 

hodayathink

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So does this



Not mean they made money at least for this quarter?
They made money, but some of it was just good exchange rates. If you read the OP, game and image sensors are doing very well, but the parts of the company that have been doing badly (TV, mobile) are still doing badly, and overall sales are down.