Sony just announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year, together with how many home and portable consoles were sold in the past three months.
Sony is on fire!! congratulations!! Except for that damn TV division it's really holding the company back, i wish they can start making money off it.
Nice, they did good.
Kinda nice seeing this for Sony, such a mythical company getting back in its feet. Lets say... Good Job KAZ !
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This article is adding ps2 when the report clearly states "ps4 and ps3". We also know ps2 haven't been in production since January 2013.
That is good news, the better situation they are in the better they can support their products.
Its great to see the Playstation brand doing so well and becoming one of Sonys most successful products currently on the market today.
Have a tissue, Axios2. Sony made a profit this quarter (thanks to the ps4) and there's nothing you can do about it but let it all out.
@muerte2494 I'll save you the bother of reading the article again and just copy-paste this tidbit for you "and some leftover PS2 combined" Yes production stopped, doesn't mean you still can't find unsold units in stores that still sell em, so the title is right in including ps2, though it also should have included vita and psp in the title, to be fair.
"@Silenttroll, so how many tissue do you require for the 6.5 billion MS just reported?" Why, when have I ever tried to downplay Xbox using Microsoft's financial stats and then tried to downplay a profiting quarter using the wrong figure and mentioning a previous loss?
@Axios Dude your on every Sony profiting off PS4 article saying the same thing well guess what Playstation is doing great and dominating the Xbox Devision and that makes you mad so you bring Sony's financial situation congratulations you've been promoted to butthurt (^～^). "@Silenttroll, so how many tissue do you require for the 6.5 billion MS just reported?" 1.A troll calling someone else a troll is sad 2.Neither of us get to see any of that money so why the hell would we care about it ಠ_ಠ
@ Christian Hour Maybe you should read the actual quarterly report. http://www.neogaf.com/forum... look beside the little Astrix and you'll see *PS4 and PS3 systems. Sorry but it doesn't mention ps2 at all. It makes sense because report numbers based on their shipments. They stopped shipping PS2s back in January 2013.
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@axios Xbox as a brand has never turned a dime of profit. Xbox lost 4 billion. Xbox 360 another billion lost to RROD. All of the profits 360 made from Live and game sales were not enough to erase that 5 billion dollars worth of red ink. Xbox One also selling poorly now, so no chance to pay down that debt. SCE may have erased PS1 and PS2 profit with PS3's mistakes, but they are well on their way back to being a profitable console brand.
@Axios2 Common dude control yourself seriously... As frosty already covered if I where to compare all the money spent/made by MS and Sony on consoles (excluding the ps1 since xbox wasnt around) Sony would be on top by quite a margin. Pointless trolling yet again. OT: Good for us Sony is finally making money... now there's no excuse to hold back on new IP's and top quality Morpheus specs at an affordable price!(hope dies last).
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It's only the prices holding the Tv division back....They literally FACT make the best ever single consumer rating site rates Sony TVs #1, highest quality Tvs but they over charge for them..They just need to work on lowering the price while keeping that awesome quality
Have it ever occurred to you that if you make the best tv, maybe it will be one of the most expensive in its respective area? Input lag, that´s where Sony is killing it. PQ (picture quality), here´s plasma still the best. Unless you spend a ridicolous amount of money.
Well some good news. Panasonic and Sony are teaming in the development of OLED panels. Which could cut atleast some of the R&D cost. http://www.sony.net/SonyInf...
Trust me.. pioneer kuros were top of the range but too expensive for those who saw cheaper samsungs as comparable, but cheaper panels. Sometimes quality kills. R.i.p pioneer tvs.......I still own 2
you get what you pay for...
Panasonic and Sharp acquired most of Pioneer Kuro patents. Sharp elite came the closest to recreating the Kuro black levels. Oled surpasses the old kuroshjtsuji technology without losing its brightness. Unfortunately, oleds are expensive to produce.
I will only ever buy a SONY Tv. The latest, a 50" W800B is crazy value for money when you take into account features and overall performance. IQ with my PS4 is eye wateringly good ;-) Congratulations to SONY for turning it around.
It's good for gaming that Sony's and Microsoft's gaming divisions posted profits. Too bad about Nintendo's gaming division.
PS2 is actually still selling? Damn!!! Gratz to Sony on making profit, I hope they realise that their gaming division is one of strongest assets and gonna invest even more. Priceless = http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Both Sony and MS posting profits, meanwhile Nintendo again at loss.
I'm glad someone else noticed. Way the hell is the PS2 still on the reports when it was "discontinued" and "end of life" already unless there are still units selling somewhere in the world? It's shocking really.
They spun the tv divison off. That was a big part of the red that was reported last year. The restructuring is almost done and you'll soon see Sony back in black.
Yeah and they need to bring the Z2 (smartphone) over to Verizon I want it soo bad, but I'm a Verizon man... I refuse to get poor service for a freaking phone. lOl
Sony must be pushing the 10 million mark now
Now imagine if PS Now works on their phones on 4G(or 5G whenever that arrives), thatll be killer, they should make phones specifically for it, with slide out controls, kinda like WHAT I WAS SAYING THE VITA SHOULD OF BEEN, SINCE YOULL CUSTOMERS ARE MOSTLY MATURE ADULTS, who dont want to look kiddie on the train. Heck they could call it the Xperia psv, if they want
well their tv line while good, is still overpriced. Its basically on the same road as the VAIO line. With competitors like vizio who aggressivaly price their tvs, its no wonder SONY tvs are struggling at their current prices.
Go buy a Sony TV lol jk
The king has reclaimed his throne. Really good news.
They're hoping PS Now can be a selling point for BRAVIA.
they need to start matching Samsungs Tv Pricing, thats been the #1 reason why their tvs sell so poorly. A Samsung Tv with same features and aesthetics will be priced at least $500 less than a sony XBR. Theres something about Apple and Sony that makes them think they can charge more for the same goods. I know brand loyalty is at play but c'mon competition is tight
great to see Sony doing well but how many profitable quarters will it take to make up for previous year's losses?
That's the power of Sony people.
Honestly, Kaz Hirai should capitilize on the Playstation division. Seeing as the Bravia tv line sinks the company -1billion every year, why not brand a segment of high end Bravia tvs with the Playstation brand? a TV Inspired for mainstream consumers but has Playstation as its face.
Not a bad idea.
Integrate Playstation Now into them, let it come bundled with a DS4 and make consumers know PS4 and their future network services tie into these tvs like a companion device.
PSNow televisions would be a REALLY interesting product line.
They kind of did. Remember the "Playstation" TV that had 3D splitscreen? It had a very accessible price point and good overall quality, the problem was that the size of the TV (24") was just too low and everybody was asking for a bigger entry in the line.
Now most of the new TV's coming from Sony are featured packed with all that! Check this one for example: http://www.sonyrewards.com/... 47" (diag) W802A Series LED Internet TV KDL47W802A -Pro-grade detail for discerning eyes: X-Reality™ PRO -Enjoy ultra-realistic movement with Motionflow™ XR 480 -Dynamic Edge LED backlight for amazing contrast -Built-in Wi-Fi® plus 1 year of Netflix and Hulu Plus™ 1, 8 -Your smartphone screen on TV w/ NFC screen mirroring2 -Dynamic, full range sound w/ S-Force Surround Sound -Enjoy 3D with 4 pairs of passive glasses3 -TV Sideview app to control your TV and channel guide4 -SimulViewTM technology presents twice the fun: 2 player games with no split screen.7 -Quartz Cut Design -Make life-sized video calls with Skype®1 This is also the TV with the lowest input lag I've seen so it's a must for gaming.
@Insomnia_84 Yeah, but I guess the price on that one is considerable. Sony has always been a high quality/high price point manufacturer. The playstation 3D TV was actually a good value vs price point item but after that particular TV, you had to invest a lot more money to get a top of the line Sony TV, while the competition was offering pretty much the same at a lower price point. Another thing is that the "Playstation" brand resonates well in consumers. People already have in their minds that Sony products are luxury items, however, the PS brand is just "uncommon" for a TV and might intrigue consumers.
@dannycr I really should have read your rpely before adding my own below :) Glad to know I didn't imagine its existence (despite sony Ireland store reps looking at me like I did!)
They are on the way. Some of the new high-end TV's will have PlayStation TV (Vita) included.
Cmiiw, aren't they integrated PS Now for their high end Bravia TV's so people can play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games without buying consoles?
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As far as I know the new Bravia sets already have PSNow compatibility. http://www.wired.com/2014/0...
Didn't they already bring out a Playstation 3d tv for 200 euro or something a couple years back? I remember I really wanted one because it seemed like great value and if you had two pairs of glasses, you could play split screen games where both players had the whole screen to themselves, or at least that was the idea I dunno if that was ever implemented by any games. Around it's time of release I went around to all the sony stores (theres like, 2 in dublin?) enquiring about it but, none of the staff had any idea what I was talking about. And I've still yet to see it in any electronic stores. Damn shame :( I really wanted a cheap Playstation 3DTV! I think a smart move would be to bring that idea back. Does anyone have any information on those playstation 3dtvs? did they ever actually come out? Anyone actually buy one?! Would love to know if they were actually any use. Seems Irish consumers got jipped out of it.
Just saw both your comments. I live in Costa Rica and there were a fair amount of those TVs here. Including the Costarican Sony Store. I don't own one, but I've used one and it was quite nice, the problem was just the size (incoming "size does matter" joke lol). It is indeed a good value for the asking price. Amazon still sells them. In regards to the Sony store people not knowing about them, well... it's the same thing here. Basically consumers are more well informed than store clerks. Back in the day they didn't even know the difference between 720p and 1080p and couldn't even find if the model was one or the other, so it doesn't surprise me, however, they shouldn't be so hard to find. I still see them in a lot of local gaming stores.
Thanks Dannycr :) I'll have to go on the hunt for one because I'm moving in to a new apartment and I gave my parents my old tv because theirs broke so, sharing a tv with my new room mate is gonna ware on us eventually :P And I refuse to spend more than 200 on a small tv for my room XD
And there you have it Sony hinding numbers of individual system
I know those bastards :P
I wouldn't say hiding since they announced the numbers for the playstation brand. Nothing wrong with that. Microsoft does that all the time.
yet Microsoft got called out for it
It's weird because ppl swore Sony combined numbers to hide ps3 sales, but in reality they've always combined the numbers in financial reports, since ps2
No actually that's something they started well into the PS3 era. http://www.sony.net/SonyInf...
Wow you're right I mixed up their seperate announcements of Playstation brand milestones with the financial reports
If you were expecting the official breakdown, sorry. But I've got the next best thing...A guesstimate from a random N4G Member! Last year in this quarter Sony shipped 1.1m PS3 units. Now I'm guessing that interest in the ps3 has dropped some since the incredibly successful launch of the PS4. So shipments of the PS3 should be slightly lower from a year ago. That leaves roughly 2.4m PS4 units shipped for Q1. Now we add that to their numbers announced back in April(7m sold through) and get that there are roughly 9.4m+ PS4 consoles shipped WW. Actual sold through numbers should be slightly lower.
Are you SERIOUSLY trying to downplay this piece of news? Wow....
Except Sony didn't stop reporting sold at the start of the year, and start reporting only shipped.
Fantastic numbers. x360+xbox one 1.1 million PS2+PS3+PS4 3.5 million wii+wii u 600k
Actually just wiiu 600k man. Not wii
They're still counting ps2? This number would be PS3+ PS4 and o think maybe Vita
who is still buying PS2s? eskimos?
Nah, is only PS3 and PS4. Not sure why people are thinking it includes the PS2. https://farm3.staticflickr.... Taken from here - http://www.sony.net/SonyInf...
Glad to see Sony doing a bit better.