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Sony: Revenue for Gaming Division Nearly Doubles, 3.5 Million PS4s and PS3 Shipped - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 31 July 2014 / 9,191 Views

The PlayStation 4 has been a huge success for Sony, as the console has taken an early lead in the 8th generation console race. Revenue for the latest quarter which ended on June 30 nearly doubled to 257.5 billion Yen ($2.5b).  Sony reported a profit of 4.3 billion Yen ($43m) in the gaming division, which is up from a loss of 16.4 billion ($164m) during the same quarter a year ago.

Sony also released shipments of its video game platforms. Shipments of home consoles, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 combined, more than tripled from 1.1 million units a year ago to 3.5 million. Handheld consoles, the PlayStation Vita and PSP, also saw a slight uptick in shipments from 0.6 million units to 0.75 million. Software sales increased from 68 billion Yen to 85 billion Yen.

The 3.5 million home consoles shipped is way above the 1.1 million Microsoft reported for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined during the same quarter.

Sony forecasts revenue of 1,240 billion Yen for the gaming division for the full year. Profits are expected to be 25 billion Yen.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at

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BraLoD (on 31 July 2014)

Good ol' Sony coming back :D

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bouboumorveu (on 31 July 2014)

Sony rules on the 8th generation, this is only the beginning

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petroleo (on 01 August 2014)

And the PS4 is just warming up ;), I hope the PS vita soon to be release games helps it too to catapult.

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estebxx (on 31 July 2014)

Great News for Sony, im happy they are getting some profits, after all they have done a lot of stuff right.

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Nirvash05 (on 01 August 2014)

The king, has returned.

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Chasesdaddy84 (on 01 August 2014)

Let's see some X Bots try to spin these numbers!! ;p

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GoldenGamer (on 31 July 2014)


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COX (on 01 August 2014)

I'm not sure but these numbers don't seem to match with Ps4 numbers on Vgchartz. Is the Ps4 still undertraked ?

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Baalzamon COX (on 04 August 2014)

They don't match at all, so either the PS3, the PS4, or both are under tracked. Otherwise there are over 1.5 million PS3's and PS4's sitting on shelves.

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Mr_No (on 02 August 2014)

Let's just hope they keep doing better.

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FujiokaMidori (on 02 August 2014)

PS3 is on its way of becoming the most sold 7th Gen system. It will happen.

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Devil_Survivor FujiokaMidori (on 03 August 2014)

Keep dreaming lol.

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FentonCrackshell (on 04 August 2014)

This time last year all we read were articles about the end of Sony. The company's demise had been greatly exaggerated.

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Baalzamon (on 03 August 2014)

Is it normal to have a million more units shipped than sold (compared to VgChartz numbers)? I could see it in the 3rd quarter if they are ramping up supplies for the holiday season, but there is no way stores want to hold a million extra units for this long.

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Baalzamon Baalzamon (on 03 August 2014)

And with these shipping rates (even if we say a million for PS3, 2.5 million for PS4), that is 850000 a month, meaning it is quickly approaching 10 million shipped by now. I can't comprehend that there are 1.3 million PS4's sitting on shelves per VgChartz sales data.

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Mystro-Sama (on 31 July 2014)

This is good. But what i'm interested in the profits for the entire year.

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Justagamer (on 31 July 2014)
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