While Sony has been struggling in other areas recently, the company has been able to rely on its PlayStation division for profit, which is now responsible for 58 percent of Sony’s operating income. Besides that, the PS4 has now passed another milestone with 43.5 million consoles shipped.
This is according to Sony’s latest quarterly financial report (via: GameInformer). Sales for Sony’s ‘Game and Network Services’ division have increased by 14.5 percent thanks to an increase in software sales, which Uncharted 4 undoubtedly helped with.
PlayStation Network revenue accounted for almost half of the division’s overall sales, sitting at 46 percent. This is a year-on-year increase though, jumping up from 38 percent previously.
While the PlayStation division is doing well, as a whole, Sony’s company-wide revenues have dipped by ten percent and has revised its financial forecasts slightly due to foreign exchange rate changes. These are results from April to June, so it is still too early to tell if upcoming hardware will have an effect on sales at all.
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KitGuru Says: Sony has been taking some heavy losses over the last couple of years but the PlayStation division has remained consistently strong. Have any of you picked up a PS4 at all recently? Do you think you might wait for Neo to come out?