Sony announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, also providing an update on PS4 shipments.
PlayStation Domination Celebration Proclamation
Sony is on fire this generation
This is astounding. I'll buy a ps4 soon for gran turismo sport and probably help Sony to sell 70 million consoles by November of this year. It's awesome that Sony focuses on making games for PlayStation and releases a lot of quality exclusives which sells a lot more consoles. I like the xbox but it's not a compelling system for rational core gamers like the ps4 that gets a lot of exclusive games. Most Xbox fans are chanting the next sales gimmick and talking about "true 4k" while there aren't any new exclusive games coming. With all the amazing exclusive PlayStation games coming next year I see PlayStation sales being higher
Realistically they could ship/sell 100 million by the end of 2019, which is a huge feat. The PS4 Pro price will drop $50 in October.
@JaguarEvolved Buying it for Gran Turismo? You do know its been confirmed that there is no career mode in the game right? Its just "missions" like in GT4 Prologue. I love PlayStation. Can't wait for Yakuza Kiwami, Everybody's Golf, Uncharted The Lost Legacy and Knack 2 and I got all of them for £24 each pretty much. But GT Sport I will be avoiding because of this atrocity to the single player mode. The Forza 5 and 6 number of tracks is also an insult to the franchise.
Whoa they now own Funimation. That is a huge get.
Did anyone notice this! Very cool. "As a bonus for those interested in anime, today we also learn that Sony Pictures Television Networks reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Funimation."
GT Sport was sold as a game that focused on multiplayer racing from the start, why are you acting surprised now andrewsquall? The headline says income drops, but the chart shows an almost 180.5% boost? Revenue is also up 15%,
Good Lord, that's astronomical.
Wow impresive numbers
Congratulations to PlayStation definitely well-deserved success
Just for comparison, Sony Shipped more this quarter than Microsoft will sell between January and October, let that sink in. Plus it's only a matter of time before 100M happens, the meltdown will be glorious I can feel it already omg I can't wait for it to happen. Also Sony results priceless so much for going 3rd party some years ago haha Playstation for Life!
Hard to sink in when we don't even know that for a fact since Microsoft doesn't reveal Xbox One sales numbers anymore, and not even shipped numbers anymore as well.
The current estimate is now 30 million Xbox One units sold
Lol I don't care either way but I think it's funny how your reacting like you work for sony. Are they gonna send you a gift card or something? I got all systems don't care which one sells better, just gonna game.
I don't care about sales but I'll make to enter a sales article so that I can stop people from talking about sales and sony's success...
@wasim Lol I click on articles usually to see the comments of fanboys going nuts, and you never disappoint.
Lol wow you guys are so damn insecure, got all systems except for switch and be getting that soon, I just like to game and want all the companies to succeed but you guys act like if sony wins that you get something for it. You don't have to believe me that I have both systems, but I do. And let's see if you get mad at this one, I didn't like horizon zero dawn very much, got boring fast. Actually having fun with toukiden 2 right now, even though it definitely has a vita feel to it. I'd give out my psn ID if I didn't people would send me tons of messages.
So why are you here again?
@trooper I like messing with fanboys, I'd do it more to the xbox fanboys, but there aren't that many here on N4G's. Hell I argue with my best friend because he is an xbox fanboy and doesn't even try the ps4 games. Which is stupid as hell because he really needs to play like uncharted and others, but he won't even try it at all; it's frustrating, hence me messing with fanboys.
Sales directly relate to content. Not caring about sales is fine but having them = more support from 3rd parties and trust in creating new 1st party content.
'you guys are so damn insecure,' 'I like messing with fanboys, I'd do it more to the xbox fanboys, but there aren't that many here on N4G's. ' Umm its very common on the internet that Fans comments and show their appreciation, sometimes in silly ways or with too much passion, no doubt. Often PS fans appreciate good news about PlayStation popularity or PS exclusives and Xbox fans have lately shown in profusion their appreciation of the latest Xbox console specs and so-called true 4k. Neither of those are being 'insecure' but on the opposite more like over confident. As a matter of fact your the one who seem insecure here. In addition I'd say people trolling articles they have no interest in like hating on games they don't like etc etc or trying to deride fans in sales articles as is common on the internet are probably insecure people
@OB1Biker Nah I don't care either way, I'm just genuinely curious as to why people want to see the another company crash and burn? That's all just curious. But I never get an answer, so all good.
So you're here you defend xbox honor?
Well most fans actually don't want to see the competition burn I believe. Maybe you generalize a bit too much based on a few nutcases. Just like its your friends right to have no interest in PlayStation I personally don't care about Xbox. If anything maybe you should try to accept that people don't necessarily think the way you do and do have preferences which is fine.
They're insecure but you're shooting out long winded reply's to short comments? Sorry buddy, no one else lives in your dream.
It's amazing how sony are doing so well and I'm sure xbox and switch are doing great, when people thought consoles were dead before this gen started lol. the one thing that bugs me though is if sony are doing so good with playstation why did they increase the ps plus price? I also thought they were at 60 million sold last year, does that been the juggernaut is slowing down.
lol, always funny to see how narrowminded fanboys are...but also very sad!
The 63.3 million figure represents units sold to retailers, but not necessarily sales to consumers. Even though latest actual sales number that Sony provided was 60.4 million, a figure the company disclosed during E3 good through June 11, many people will still neglect the fact that this 63.3 million is the total shipped and believe it it to be sold. That would mean these very same people would believe that Sony sold 2.9 million PS4s from June 12-June 30.
Summer sale did help sell those Playstations.
Yes the Days of Play sale did help, but Sony sure as hell didn't sell the majority of the 3.3 million PS4s shipped during the entire quarter in the latter half of June. For that scenario to even make sense PS4 would've had to have sold 400K worldwide during the entirety of April, May, & the first 12 days of June, and we know for damn sure that low number ain't true. With this logic in mind it's blatantly clear that this 63.3 million refers to the total units shipped.
It says right in the title of the article that its shipped lol why so triggered??
Yeah it indeed does but you'll still see people thinking it means sold
It's says shipped in the article dude. Everyone knows that. Did you make the same comments when it was 55 million as well by chance? The PS4 is outpacing PS2 units sold (a console selling well over 100 million consoles in it's lifetime) in the same time frame and you're nit-picking about whether people are talking about shipped or sold numbers?!? Whyyyy
Yes thank you. Every time there is an article with shipped numbers we need it explained to us that it's shipped not sold because we never read one of these articles before. Thanks for being that guy.
Indeed. But shipped is sold, at least for sony, cause you know they got the money already... dont get that kind of ppl who say is not sold, lol. Lets ask sony if they just give the console for free to retailers XDDDD
Well it doesn't help that when an Xbox article says shipped people say that doesn't mean sold but when it's a PS article that says shipped then it means sold despite being the same as both companies get paid by retailers who sell them on to consumers
When was the last time you heard shipped Xbox numbers? And everyone knows what shipped and sold means.
Don't worry, they'll be sold through soon enough.
Congrats on Sony absolutely killing it
The fanboys are out in full force.
Yes you are.....
Yeah just read some real news on fox news that PlayStation fans are the only people that deal with conformation bias. ...... SAD!
And the gonna increase when they decrease the price soon..... with COD, DESTINY BATTLEFIELD coming and not to forget about the juicy exclusive it has... 2018 DEC PS4 should be close to 100 mil ...
Yup, Sony will destroy xbox in the second half of the year GLOBALLY, just like it slaughtered xbox in the first half. When competition is as weak and pathetic as xbox, you don't need to do much. Keep it up Sony and hopefully switch comes into the party and bury xbox too.
Why do you hate xbox so much? Did it kill your parents or something? I just don't get the hate of wanting a company to fail. You know if microsoft goes loses another company like apple or google will jump into the market and no one has the money that they do. I got all systems, I just game. Plus competition breeds innovation from companies. So again why so invested in microsofts downfall?
meka That applies for green fan boys too.. i dont have a problem with the xbox one since i owe one will get the xbox one x.. its amazing ... i have a problem with the xbox fanboys...
Sony is projecting 79 million shipped by March 31st 2018. Looking at these figures, I think that's them being very conservative. WW2 is easily going through be the biggest CoD in years, plus Destiny 2, BF2, GTS, and God of War... Sony is going to SELL way more than that. I'd say they'll have sold around 81 million/ 82 million shipped by March 31st.
bunch of green fangirls couldn't digest the fact that The PS4 is doing well and releasing numbers... hence the disagree..
Nope, no disagrees from me. Everyone thinks I'm a xbox fanboy which is laughable, got both systems and trying to get a switch, whenever they are in stock again, but anytime you talk a little bad about sony, "oh look an xbot" why are you guys so damn insecure, is it because you can't afford the systems, or what? I'm really just trying to understand. Just lay it out for me what happens to you when xbox loses?
Ah meka, playing the virtuous unbiased gamer lol. Try preaching the same message to the fanatx every time they try to rip Sony a new one.
Lol you guys act like you are so virtuous. I do prefer my xbox and the main reason I go after you sony fanboys is because your in the greatest number here. And you guys do most of the shit talking, because again you are the greater number, but if it helps you sleep at night to make your sure your PS4 is the ultimate then by means go ahead.
@meka2611 "Lol you guys act like you are so virtuous" Lmfao, irony at its finest. Read your posts in this article and then tell me who is trying hard to act virtuous. 😂 "I do prefer my xbox and the main reason I go after you sony fanboys is because your in the greatest number here" Aww, poor lone warrior fighting them damn PS4 bullies. 😢😢 "but if it helps you sleep at night to make your sure your PS4 is the ultimate then by means go ahead." Numbers are enough to prove that already, sunshine. Btw, xbox is shit and will always remain shit. Come at us oh mighty xbox warrior, come and try to stop us 'shit talkers' ROFL.
oh Meka I do owe the xbox one and will get the xbox one x... I have my GT to prove it :) but like i said i dont have a problem with the xbox system its an amazing console and Gears is my fav franchisee but i have a problem with the xbox fanboys.. Thats why I love coming here and enjoy bashing them :D "I do prefer my xbox and the main reason I go after you sony fanboys is because your in the greatest number here." Reminds me of Xbox 360 days.. A wise man said Karma is a bitch :D
"This significant increase was primarily due to increases in Financial Services and Semiconductors segment sales" "This significant increase was mainly due to the improvements of operating results in the Semiconductors and Imaging Products & Solutions (“IP&S”) segments, partially offset by a decrease in operating income in the Game & Network Services (“G&NS”) segment." "More importantly, we get an update on PS4 shipments. Sony Interactive Entertainment shipped 3.3 million units during the latest quarter (which is a slight drop year-on-year, from 3.5 million in the same quarter of the past fiscal year). This means that the total of shipped PS4 console by June 30th, 2017 is 63.3 million. It’s worth mentioning that these are sell-in numbers to retailers. The latest sell-through numbers were at 60.4 million units sold to consumers before E3 2017."
Great to see not only PS division going strong but other divisions are also bringing in $$$. When any xbox fanboy tries to post BS about sony relying only on the PS division, slap the bitch with this article.
This is very good for Sony. When you look at the divisions that are making a profit, Playstation brings in the most revenue, but the least profit. It gives you a better idea of the importance or lack of importance gaming actually has for a corporation. Microsofts numbers must be insane when you look at gaming compared to everything else. It's hard to believe 348 billion yen in revenue had a net profit of 17.7 billion yen for gaming. To put this in perspective, imaging products and semiconductors have a combined revenue of 359.9 billion yen and 68.6 billion in profit. That is almost 4x as much profit per dollar of revenue gained. As gamers we like to think gaming is the most important, but in reality it's one of the lowest profit segments. This is a huge turn around for Sony as a company.
Well, I see this as a two way street of sorts. Since it does involve financials for Sony overall all areas do get highlighted. Their Semiconductors and Imaging had a great year overall. But in the same instances they're also stating certain parts of their Game & Network Services declined in certain areas which was offset by Semiconductors and Imaging. If you're looking at financials that is one aspect which is evaluated. So to that extent you'd have to wonder why which would include the knowledge that Sony shipped less versus last year plus includes both PS4 & PS4 Pro in an umbrella for numbers on financials. Not saying PS4 did bad but it would appear certain things did fall off that'd be better to address rather than just write off with another division that was very successful. Doing so would be better for Sony as a whole which includes the above divisions and gaming for consumers as well.
I think they will reach this year the 70 millions or more. They are in another league. Sony is competing with sony and nothing more. With more money more exclusive and more deal
Yaay Sony is making money. Tell me again why you guys need to raise the price of PS+ at the UK... Bastards.
Well if you read the complete article and know a bit on how finance work,they increase the price of PSN to offset the lost of income from the PlayStation business.They sold bellow expectation on software due to the lack of a major first party game exclusives (another reason why exclusives games matter to Sony!) , and they also didn't make the expected money on PS4 hardware due to the cut in price they made to the system they also lost money on the exchange rates.
Maybe you should take a business course. If you read the article you will understand. To continue to spend money on games and the network etc they need to offset where they are not making as much money. I know you may find this hard to understand but companies have to make a certain amount of profit in order to gain more funding for future projects. Investors need to see this targets reached before they all sign off on ploughing more money in. Companies don't run just to make any profit, they have sales targets which are offset against their costs. The more costs go up (wages, power etc , you know , the economy) the less profit a company will make unless they generate more revenue. The PSN has been at the same price for years, this is very out of sync with other industry subscriptions. Just be thankful that it doesn't go up every year like 99.9% of all other costs. If your worried about PS Plus going up every 5 years wait until you hit the real world, boy are you in for a shock.
And just some years ago analysts and industry people said consoles would die...
Consoles will always be there or else the devs gonna take a hit... Witcher 3 devs said it that it was becoz of consoles that they could make W3.. Look at the first party devs they are doing well too..
And mobile gaming will rule the world lol.
Sony is Dominating the "shipped" market.
Uh, what does the 3DS have to do with the PS4 selling like it is?
My 3DS obviously it was a reply not my original comment. Well since we were throwing around the word "Dominating" and Sales in the same sentence. I figure 3DS is also a gaming Platform that fits perfectly into that sentence. @DogSh it "xbox will never touch PS" is the mentality fanboys had after PS2 dominance. Then the 360 touched all over PS3 for six years straight. X1X is around the corner with no gloves on. ohhhhh let that sink in.