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6.4 Million PS4 Sold in Last Quarter; Sony Posts Profits Across the Board and Improves Forecasts

Sony Corporation just posted its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2014, related to the period between September 1st and December 31st.

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Walker1385d ago ShowReplies(9)
Relientk771385d ago

6.4 million? Wow that's awesome

SilentNegotiator1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

Almost twice as many home consoles in a quarter as Nintendo sold in an entire year. That's nuts.

edit: @Below
"HOME consoles". It's not a surprise that Nintendo is dominating the handheld market; they always have. But going from Wii's incredible dominance to a console that is getting outsold by the competition for the year within a half of a quarter is. And it's not like 3ds sold 44 million in a single quarter/year, so I'm not really sure why you're bringing that up.

killerluffy1231385d ago

well , compared to 3DS , 44 million sales worldwide .........

Griever1385d ago

@Killerluffy123

44 million LIFETIME i.e. in 4 YEARS! Not in the last quarter! Furthermore, it is a $200 handheld, not a $400 fully featured home console. 3DS sales are actually down year on year so stop bragging about them before you embarrass yourself. Here is the link.

http://www.reuters.com/arti...

InTheLab1385d ago

@Griever

don't forget the $99 2ds which is rolled into that number.....

kayoss1385d ago

@Griever
I think its too late for Killerluffy123 to embarrass himself/herself.

The 3DS, 2DS, and 3DSXL are all combined into one. but with that said, the handheld market is not competing with the home console market. Comparing them is pretty embarrassing.

MehmetAlperTR1385d ago

Congratulations on Sony.. This is for the players. :)

GameNameFame1385d ago

bu bu bu bu butSony don't make profit. It is dying company.

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snookiegamer1385d ago

It's Phenomenal ... Honestly, Sony have taken this gen and literally ran with it. Forget the "It's Early Days" rhetoric, it's pretty much done n' dusted. I totally expected a much tighter race, especially as the PS4 exclusives everyone wants didn't even show up 2013/2014.

Look, I enjoy all of my consoles but, I have to call it how I see it ....all of Gen 8 belongs to Sony.

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miyamoto1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

This is why I called the PS4 as the "PLAYSAVIOUR 4" since its reveal last February 20 2013.

It is saving Sony and the video games industry as we know it and as we live and breathe.

Considering Sony Corp higher ups despised the PlayStation in the early 90's. What a very nice story.

Good job PlayStation management and specially the whole PlayStation Nation!

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CaptainObvious8781385d ago

You're absolutely right.

If not for sony we'd be left with MS's DRM riddled xbone or Nintendo's wii u with great exclusives, but lack of 3rd party support thanks to weaker hardware.

Sony literally saved console gaming as we know it.

Ausbo1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

I'm happy that playstation did well over the holidays. However sony needs a complete restructure of all other departments. Losing 1.4 billion this year is not acceptable. If this continues, playstation will suffer and no one wants that.

jznrpg1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

Stock market disagrees with you, up 3.00 just in first 30 mins of being open this morning. People dont invest like that when they are failing, they see the turnaround and want to get in early as possible. Last year stock was at 16.00 now its over 26.00

joeorc1385d ago

Read the finance release there very close:

A: that so called "loss" for the Mobile section was a good will write down!

1st. TV recorded its 3rd straight Quarter's IE: 3 straight Quarters in a row each generated Profit, and the restructure is still not finished yet.

2 and. Even the mobile section generated Profit!

3rd finance and services generated Profit.

4th Playstation and entertainment generated Profit!

Despite what many want to claim: about Sony on a downward death spiral its not even remotely true at all over all Sony is on for all divisions generating
Profit. And with more cost cutting its only going to get better. Which is why Kaz and the board were still not deposed. They have, not if they can or they may. This is Have turned the company around.

Top it off it exceeded the projections. Stock jumped by 3 whole points.

BG115791385d ago

Quality and a good price, Sony is managing a to recover. This is good.

SpinalRemains1381385d ago

Not quite true.

SONY televisions are very high quality and they do not sell well. They're too dam expensive is why.

I wish I could afford Sony everything TBH, but price point seems to be just as important as quality when quantifying sales.

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MultiConsoleGamer1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

Absolutely amazing numbers! Glad to see the Vita still has lots of life in it! I'm breathing a sigh of relief. 3 million portables sold and I'm willing to bet that most of them were the Vita.

Also 7.5 million consoles shows that Sony is the current king of the console market. That's no joke. They're on top of the world!

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killerluffy1231385d ago

U do know that 3 million is terrible right ? it was released on the same year as 3DS , which had made 44 MILLION SALES WORLDWIDE . NO JOKE !!!!!

Jaqen_Hghar1385d ago

comparing a quarter of sales to the lifetime sales? Makes sense

SilentNegotiator1385d ago

Why are you comparing lifetime sales of 3DS (outdated ones at that; 3DS reached 50 million) to people's discussions of quarter/yearly sales?

wenaldy1385d ago

What an idiot. NO JOKE !!!!!

OB1Biker1385d ago

It doesnt have to sell as much as 3DS for people to enjoy it.
Funny every time I use it I dont think 'oh dam 3DS sell so many more...' guess what? I dont care

There s room for other handhelds than 3DS thanks God.

kayoss1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

Can I put a chair to his face???
I use my Vita every day. The Vita may not have the great sales numbers or popular games compared to the 3DS. But people who have them enjoys it. I stop using my 3DS because i'm tired of the games that are released on the 3DS. My wife is a hardcore Mario fan, this is what she thinks of the games that comes out for the 3DS, "Just the same old thing but different colors". Occasionally there will be one game that will make me pick up the 3DS, but other than that it sits in the cabinet.

Griever1385d ago

These are QUARTERLY sales, dammit! Why do you keep comparing 4 YEARS of LIFETIME sales to quarterly sales of PS4 PS Vita!? Man, fanboys are so stupid!

zerog1385d ago

So you say 3mil is terrible? Well lets see. 3 million vitas in 1 quarter vs 44 million 3ds in 4 years. 4 years = 16 quarters and 44 millin divided by 16 = 2.75 million per quarter average. Huh, thats funny, last I checked 3 was greater then 2.75, no joke.

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christocolus1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

I think its impressive too,the PS division is doing wonders for the company as a whole.Congrats and a job well done to Kaz and his team.

offtopic - why the disagrees?did we say anything wrong? lmao.

Why o why1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

We all get hit from friendly fire every now and then. Don't watch em

giving kudos is a fairer trait and not many can handle giving it to the other team... *thumbs up* guys

AngelicIceDiamond1385d ago

@Why We're all gamers. So Sony's win is our win to.

Why o why1385d ago

I gathered you's two know that but the guys that disagree with ya dont.