Sony’s latest financial report has shown a lot of positive news for the PlayStation brand. The last quarter is showing that PlayStation brand is outselling Xbox 3 to 1.
Reporting the recent financial report from Sony on the previous quarter from April to June 30th and it shows great news for Sony. The details aren’t broken down to the individual consoles but it shows that console units (PS4 & PS3) sold through 3.5 million units and .75 million units for PSP, Vita and Vita TV. Whereas Xbox reported only 1.1 million console units (Xbox One & 360) shipped.
So in those three months Sony has generated 257.5 billion Yen in sales which translates to $2.5 billion USD. That is just from the PlayStation brand that runs the Games & Network of Sony. Operating income for the division is at 4.3 billion Yen or $41.7 million. Sony project a forecast earnings of 1250 billion Yen for their Games & Network services branch for the full year. Not bad with an operating income of 25 billion Yen.
Year on year Sony and the PlayStation brand saw an increase of 101% on sales to external customers and with the release of the PlayStation 4 saw a huge increase in network sales likely due to the inclusion of Playstation Plus required to play online multiplayer.
Later today should bring some more news with Sony’s English investor call set to go on at 22:00 JST, 9:00 EST.
Source (Xbox Numbers): GamesIndustry.biz