Sony has announced that it has managed to sell 13.5 million Playstation 4 consoles to consumers since launch, 3.3 million of those were sold over the third quarter, ending on the 30th of September. This is a step up from Q2, during which, Sony managed to sell 2.7 million consoles.
This is the second highest selling quarter for the console so far. It is outclassed a little by the PS4’s launch, as during the console’s first month, Sony managed to sell 4.5 million units. Microsoft’s numbers are a little disappointing in comparison as it only managed to sell 2.4 million consoles to retailers during the last quarter, there is no telling how many of those units actually ended up with consumers either.
White the PS4 is doing great, the PSP and PS Vita have seen better days. Sales of the handheld devices fell from 800,000 units to 700,000.
PSN revenue has seen a bunp from 41 billion Yen to 71 billion. Software sales revenue jumped from 95 billion to 106 billion Yen and Sony’s PSN operating loss came in at 4.2 billion Yen. Sony-wide sales have increased by 7.2 per cent thanks to the success of the PS4.
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KitGuru Says: It is important to note that while the Playstation division is doing incredibly well, Sony’s other divisions are failing miserably and the company is struggling to turn a profit. Sony is in need of some big changes if it wants to stay afloat.