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Submitted by Cyrus365 1268d ago | article

Sony Ships 6.3m PS3s, 3.6m PSPs, 2.1m PS2s in Oct-Dec 2010

VGC: "Sony's data for the quarter ending December 2010 has arrived. During the quarter ending December 2010, Sony generated 2.206t Yen in revenue, or $27.238b at current exchange rates. That figure is down slightly from 2.237t Yen in the December 2009 quarter (nearly $1.0b). Profit for the quarter reached 72.3b Yen, or $893m. Like revenue, that figure is down from the previous December quarter, when profit tallied 79.2b Yen. Sony has also revised its total revenue figures for the year to March 2011 down slightly - to 7.2t Yen from 7.4t Yen ($88.4b instead of $90.8b). Profit for the fiscal year is still forecast to reach 70b Yen ($858.9m)." (PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony)

Bleucrunch  +   1268d ago
I don't understand this articles, what are we suppose to deduce from these findings and why should we as gamers care?
Moentjers  +   1268d ago
The more a console sells, the more chances there are that a) new developers will start working on that console b) existing developers develop more games c) developers that are on other consoles put more effort on this one.

So yes it matters.
Bleucrunch  +   1267d ago
Ok I understand what you mean but I still don't believe we need to know it because its not like we can do anything with this data but touche nonetheless.
BattleAxe  +   1267d ago
Damn, the PS2 is still selling pretty well. With those kinds of sales numbers I'm sure the PS2 will be around at least for another couple of years. Sony's all about the 12 year life cycle.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1268d ago
PS2 still selling and shipping more units, still supported, incredible.
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Blacktric  +   1268d ago
Congrats to Sony. They deserve it.

Edit: @kenmid Just like zootang said. They made a couple of important mistakes at the PS3's launch but they did quickly overcome them and now they're aiming for the top spot.
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kenmid  +   1268d ago
just curious, why do they deserve it
zootang  +   1268d ago
Because they push console gaming forward with things like FREE online, Blu Ray, 3D and the NGP plus we get to be a part of it!
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neogeo  +   1268d ago
Because they made smart moves like buying Naughty Dog and have more first partie company's then anyone other then EA.

Think of it like this. Sony made a huge investment into buying up good game developer studios. Microsoft did not go this path. MS decided that 3rd parties and casual is a cheaper way to go. If Sony were to have terrible sales lets say, and lose a ton of money. Then we would live in a very different world. A world of fat granny s shaking there but on your PS3 exercise and tennis and if your lucky you may get 13 new COD games each year.

I hope you see now.
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gypsygib  +   1268d ago
They supply the most quality games.

In a perfect world the most best games would = the greatest sales.

But marketing gets in the way of that.
Zinc  +   1268d ago
I think it's more accurate to say that they have earned it. That's how business works. Deserving something in business is pretty much irrelevant.
BubbleSniper  +   1268d ago
impressed here. PSP, PS2, an PS3... 3 different IPs and the reason sony stay afloat for so long during the hard times of ps3 back during 2006-2008.

when 2008 arrive the playing field changed drastically.

It Only Does Stamina.

Stamina in fanboys.
BLACKBOIJONES  +   1268d ago
This is VGC charts..We all know they have wrong numbers, lets just wait foe the offical numbers from NPD...The funny thing on this site is when VGC reports the ps3 selling well then vgc magically becomes correct but when its the 360 turn to sell well on vgc it magically bcomes wrong...LOL...Just another day on N4G. I still luv this sit ;)
SWORDF1SH  +   1267d ago
It's official data thats been reported by vgchartz.

VGChartz well off on the estimates again. Well the got the PS3 almost right but massively over estimated the 360 data by over a million for 1 quarter. They will correct this, which they partly have by reduceing the gap by 600,000 over the last few weeks and then ammend it again. But they will still not reduce the gap to 3M that the officail data by MS and Sony show it to be.

Also they will go back to showing the 360 outselling the PS3 week in and week out only to get it massively wrong again and then correct.

I dont know why they do this. They either aren't very good at estimates or just have to keep showing the 360 winning every week to make people believe the 360 is kicking the PS3's ass. Kindda sick of these guys. We need a better version of VGChartz. People who can actually get the estimates right within 10% and are willing to spent a lot of money to receive proper data from all over the world. Ahhhh! never gonna happen though.
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BubbleSniper  +   1268d ago
yeah this is vgfartz, but still don't matter cause Sony on the right track an we know vgfartz pad the numbers in favour of ms and they been doing it for months on end...

no shame.
gypsygib  +   1268d ago
It's true, every year they have to adjust the PS3 worldwide sales up a couple of mill after sony makes their official announcements.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1268d ago
Impressive!
SoapShoes  +   1268d ago
47.92 million... as compared to the 50 million by the 360 at the same time frame(December). It also sold 3 million more in the holidays than the 360. It's down to a 2.1 million difference overall. This is only to December... I wonder what it's at now?
DFresh  +   1268d ago
Damn.

That PS2 just won't die.

It's like a Duracell Battery it just keeps going and going.

Very impressive numbers across the board for Playstation.
The Xbox 360 lead is definitely coming down.

Kinect being the main focus of Xbox 360 in 2011.
(Microsoft is really in trouble trying to keep their lead.)

Admit it it's true.
Cyrus365  +   1267d ago
Are people retarded, the article may be from VGChartz, but it's from Sony's official financial reporting...the person even references/links to the official documents which you can see online. This article is an analysis of those numbers...

their weekly charts, are just estimates...
btk  +   1267d ago
WTF? 2.1M PS2's in this period. Dang - that thang is just not going to go quietly into the dark night.
DigitalRaptor  +   1267d ago
I love it when people compare sales of the consoles and form a conclusion that better sales = more quality.

Putting that aside, you take Sony's gaming division (PS3, PSP, PS2 and the upcoming NGP) vs. Microsoft (Xbox 360) and Sony has more to offer and all that equates to a larger number of sales across the board. I mean as if the gap between global PS3 and 360 sales wasn't close enough...

You'd think that with all that money Microsoft has, whilst only truly concentrating on the Xbox 360, they would have more to offer, or at least look like they are making an effort to improve their portfolio of development talent.

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