Gamersmint: Sony Corporation, the world’s largest game console maker,announced its consolidated results for the the fiscal year ended March 31,2011 (Apr 1,2010 to Mar 31,2011)
the recent PSN episode doesn't spoil their plans for the PS3 this year but with E3 knocking, I'm sure Sony has a few tricks up their sleeves which will make everyone forget this and move on.
Multi billion dollar company. Owns the top two all time best selling game consoles. The most by far owned internal games companies. Don't think there going to be to much of an issue.
You took the words from my fingers. And they have, probably, on top of the table a file about a price cut, just imagine they cutting its price right after E3, with a proper announce of course. In my opinion it would fire up sales like crazy.
if sony drops to 199 it should have no problem selling
Just a reminder: Fiscal years: In FY2009 they sold 13 million In FY2010 they sold approx +-14.5 million In FY2011(till april 1 2012) they want to sell 15 million. This means one thing: a pricecut of approx. 50 euros so the PS3 will cost about 249 around september. When PS3 hits 199, sales would be crazy, like 20 million units a year.
They making so much they can now afford a price drop? *fingers crossed* So I can buy a second console for my sons birthday :)
a 199 price drop would be a crazy announcement at E3.. second ps3 would be EXCELLENT.
Sony just took a 3.17 billion dollar loss. Also 11 other sony Ericson websites around the world were hacked and more personal info was taken. They are FAIL at network security right now and it's going to cost them. The gaming division though made a $434 million dollar profit. It's a shame I hate hackers but going after geohot and telling hackers to " Bring it On" was incredibly stupid. Awesome electronics products HORRIBLE PR people.
well 50 million after all
it'll prob. be at 52-53 million by the end of june then if it follows like last apr-jun PS2 is still going strong, sales are close to both PS3 and 360 for that time period.
Okay, seriously, from now on the ps2 is the be referred to as "that (console)which cannot be killed"
I really do think a price drop alone would sell 2 million in a month but you are right its probably 52 million. things are heating up as the ps3 price comes down
You expect 3 million ps3's to be sold in 2 months? Lol
@15 million/year that's an average of 2.5 million in 2 months. Following a price drop you can expect a significant increase. They averaged over 2.3 million every 2 months last year
@MAx i said between 52-53 million,which would make a lot of sense if you take last apr-jun and just look at the pattern from there. It's quite possible. And it's 3month not two April May June It's very possible
not bad at all, they're lagging behind the XBox 360 by only a few millions now.
Looking good That last graph shows a lot. Lets hope Sony listens when they release their next console
Sony already said that they will let the developers decide what the next console will be like. It will be up to then to decide what features the PS4 will have. @ PEDROBEAR for real. It is a last gen console and it's still selling. And no console has beat it in sales to date. And if it keeps selling no console ever will
That is good as well and interesting what the PS4 might be like but what they really need to do is release a console at a loss to undercut Microsoft and Nintendo. $600 was silly and Sony paid the price early on. The tried to make more of a profit on the PS3 from the get go which was a mistake and they only realised that they could make their money back if the sneak the PS3 function of Blue Ray into households and make the money off Blu Ray sales a year after release.
@iamnsuperman what makes you think sony released the PS3 at a price point that helped them make profit??? if i remember correctly EACH PS3 Cost 800-900 To Make and they were selling it at 600, so that was what 200-300 loss on each console, do abit of research before you say things like that, cuz they weren't making ANY Profit on PS3 just 200-300 Loss on each console made.
Well said. +bubs
unbelivable morg. you got marked for trolling. an for what? jus saying the truth in a no argument way. what bs this site has started to get in.
so PS3 shipped 2.1m last Q,not bad how is 360&Wii shipped?
Three-line graph too complex?
That 3 line graph has no mention of wii or xbox sales so quit being a dick.
The graph did show the 360 and the chart above it says the Wii moved 1.36.
ah yes i got it 360 2.7m Wii 1.36m
Wow really!? The X360 is dead in Japan how did the manage to outsell the PS3 and the Wii?
It didn't. The sell-through ( or sales to consumers) were: PS3: 2.45 360: 2.09 Wii: 2.00 The sell-in (or sales to retailers) were: PS3: 2.1 360: 2.7 Wii: 1.36 Pretty good all around if you ask me.
It didn't. The sell-through ( or sales to consumers) were: PS3: 2.45 360: 2.09 The sell-in (or sales to retailers) were: PS3: 2.1 360: 2.7 check out the difference between sell-through and sell-in for 360, thats allot of 360s lying around, BUT how can sony have more SELL-THROUGH then they have SELL-IN :S thats kinda confusing me:/ ... ohhh alright yeah that kinda makes sense now, thank you. bubbles up
Ok, thanks for the clarification guys. @gunnerforlife I'm guessing Sony overshipped last quater that's why. And Micro is overshipping this quarter?
if sony estimates 15 million sold for this year then i'm sure price cut will be 50$ max. ps3 0.7 million short of projected 15 million for last fiscal year. 425 million ps3 software totals DS will never outsell ps2 i guess
Wow so the ps3 isn't outselling the 360 worldwide this will hurt a lot of people @rezzah No i just hope this will stop the fanboys from spreading more lies thats all, not too much to ask is it :)
And will make a lot happy too. Same thing happens when the tables are turned so what's your point? Or are you desperately taking a jab at sony fanboys?
Quite surprised though. The PS3 has Japan (which is irrelevant sofware wise), Europe is a tie for both (except UK). I guess the X360 s gaining sales from the UK and US.
Of course we couldn't have a Sony article without Zir0 making another inane, fanboy-ish comment.
I think he came in expecting Sony to have lost this huge sum of money and when that wasn't the case he started taking up that .6 sale difference between the PS3 and 360. Got to take your wins any way you can I guess.
According to NPD MS sold over 300M already Games over the U.S since 2005 when Xbox launched. So they must be well over 550M WW. Anyway, GREAT numbers for Ps3 can only be good. to bad sony is bleeding money and need to do something fast. 3.2B loss is way too much and now the PSN fiasco aint help.
uh if im correct that wasn't a loss :/ that was just them paying of their taxes Early so they wouldn't have to pay them of next time around, so basically next year you wont see no tax losses in their data just profit, unless something else makes them loose money(NGP).
http://www.huffingtonpost.c... "The online services unit, which runs the Bing search engine and MSN web portal, had a loss of $726 million last quarter and has now lost $7 billion in four years."
And yet microsoft ALWAYS posts a PROFIT of BILLIONS each and every year...unlike, you know...SONY
@Max_Dissatisfaction I hope you READ the ARTICLE before BLATANTLY ignoring its contents. Microsoft is slowly in decline and not the juggernaut it once was.
Actually Cyclonus007, Max Dissatisfaction is absolutely right. If you want to bring the entire company in this, than Microsoft destroys Sony in overall profits. It's not even close buddy. You talk about "not the juggernaut it once was?" Well lets keep this in the gaming realm. The ps1 dominated, the ps2 COMPLETELY DOMINATED, and the ps3 is still in dead last. So now what? :)
Apples to Oranges. While there is certainly a slight bit of overlap, Microsoft and Sony aren't even in the same business. It's like comparing Twinkie profits to Porshe profits. Microsoft is a software company. Sony is not. All in all, good numbers for Sony with regard to the PS3. PS3 sales are on the rise again - easily outsold the 360 for the past year...again (as it's handily outsold the 360 head 2 head ever since it launched) and software sales are up 30%, division is profitable. All in all it looks like wins all around for the PS3. And a win for gamers too as the only console that is delivering where it matters - with games! 2011 has been outstanding for the PS3 in terms of titles and looks to only get better. I wish I had a reason to dust off my 360 before Gears comes out, but as a PS3 owner the hits just keep coming, and I don't have to worry about my 4th console dying on me out of warranty when I play it!
@ DK286K. Did you even read his post? He's 100% bang on. He even said there's overlap in the first sentence, which you then pointed out like he didn't. Microsoft and Sony's business is night and day different. DR's 100% correct. And where the hell did he even mention or diss Microsoft sales? He didn't say 360 sales were down, he just pointed out the PS3 is outselling - and it's true overall for years now. You seem pretty concerned about the 360 in a PS3 article. Off topic much? And you question his logic? so because he doesn't go into details about Microsoft sales in a Sony sales article, he's somehow spinning? And you call his logic fuzzy?
@firstkn1ght Microsoft is steadily losing ground this gen when they had a first year with no competition from Sony or Nintendo. Kinect gave them a sales bump but, in the long run, Microsoft can't keep up. Right now, Sony and Microsoft are fighting for #2 this gen but the gap continues to get smaller. What excuse does Microsoft have for being outsold by a system that was once $200 more and released a year later?
Yeah, he said it handily beat the 360 in sales. And it did. Correct me if I'm wrong but the PS3 was up something like a million or more over the 360 for the year. Quarterly figures sometimes go one way, sometimes the other way but overall it's no contest. He's right. The PS3 has been out in front ever since it launched. That's not even debatable - thems just the facts. And I re-read his post again. Nowhere did he say Microsoft was "not a hardware company". Now you're just lying, and the evidence is a couple of posts above you. Microsoft is primarily a software company. Again, that's not up for debate, that's just a fact. And yes, I call you off topic for your BS about MS sales. He mentions the 360 in comparison because it's relevant to the article. You say it's spin because he's not going into an in depth analysis of MS sales. Why would he? It's a PS3 article. You're off topic. And cyclonus007 is right too. The gap is getting smaller overall, again - that's just a fact. It's not up for debate. Even with the 600,000 gain this past quarter, when you look at the past 4 quarters the PS3 still outsold the 360 by over a million. You focusing on one quarter and one quarter alone just shows you've got no perspective. What about the other 5 years the PS3 outsold the 360? Is that somehow negated and the 360 unstoppable because of one quarter? Of course not. And it didn't even outsell by 600,000 this quarter. Look at the sell through. More PS3's are in the hands of consumers this quarter. 360 just sold more to retail. Read the article. You're just trolling. Nothing about DR's comment or cyclonus007's comment was incorrect. They both raise valid points. What are you even doing in a PS3 article? You'd probably argue Sony doesn't start with an "S" if Sony said it did. You just have to look at page one of your posting history to see that. And "Troll" actually starts with a "T". You can argue that if you want. ;)
Viewpoints? By that do you mean facts? Dude, I'm a 360 guy and and PS3 guy. I don't give a shit about who comes out on top. But that doesn't mean I don't know BS when I see it. You accuse me of having a narrow viewpoint and yet YOU'RE the one choosing to focus on one quarter when years of data say differently. And Sony PR? Give your head a shake. Or try reading the article. Sell thru versus sell in is broken down right there for you to see. Yeah, the Sell-In numbers show MS moving more units to retail, and yeah - that's what it looks like the company's report on their books - but I'm just pointing out that when you talk about what an awesome quarter the 360 had, in actuality, based on sell thru, it didn't beat the PS3 in sales to consumer - they just shipped more units to retail. Dude, think whatever you want. It's obvious you have some anti-Sony hard on. Hope that keeps you warm at night. Facts about what's selling what don't bother real gamers. They don't have to make up little fantasies about them. I can play my 360 just fine while the PS3 outsells it overall. Makes no difference to me. I just don't know why you'd come out here and try to spin it to other gamers like it's not happening. It's kinda sad. Just thought I'd point it out. Cheers!
The R&D departments cost are up, so i guess PS4 is in the making...
Ah it's always nice to see the usual trolls and haters on every positive Sony article saying ' No it's not!' You guys never disappoint
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