Sony Expects to Ship 16.5 Million PS4 Units in Fiscal Year 2015; Increases Income Forecast for Games
With its financial statements for the quarter ended in June 30th, 2015, Sony also announced that it raised the forecast for PS4 unit shipments from 16 million to 16.5 million units for this fiscal year (between April 1st, 2015 and March 31st, 2016).
Due to that increase, the sales forecast for the Game and Network Services segment has also been raised from 1,370 billion yen to 1,490 billion yen, while the operating income outlook was increased to from 40 million yen to 60 million yen.
Unfortunately, no information was provided for portable consoles.
“Sales are expected to be higher than the April forecast primarily due to an expected increase in PS4 hardware unit sales and PS4 software sales. Operating income is expected to be above the April forecast due to the above-mentioned increase in sales, partially offset by the negative impact of foreign exchange rates and an expected increase in marketing and promotional costs.”
Despite the increase in forecast for the Game and Network Services segment, the income forecast for the whole company has been left untouched, as other segment are predicted to do worse than previous forecasts, offsetting the improvement in console sales.