Sony Ships 3.5M PS4 Consoles in Q1, PlayStation Division Profits Jump 126% - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 29 July 2016 / 6,324 Views
Sony released its financial results for the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, ending June 30. Revenue for the quarter decreased 10.8 percent to ¥1.8 trillion ($17.6 billion), while operating income decreased 42 percent to ¥56.2 billion ($549.4 million).
The Game and Network Services division saw revenue increase 14.5 percent to ¥330.4 billion ($3.2 billion). Operating income jumped 126 percent to ¥44 billion ($430.1 million)
Sony shipped 3.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the quarter and still expects to ship 20 million for the full fiscal year. Software sales through the PlayStation Network saw a "significant increase." PlayStation 3 hardware and software sales continue to decline.
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