Sony Ships 3 Million PS4 Units in Latest Quarter, Brings Total to 25.3 Million
Sony released the updated shipment figures for the PS4 with its latest financial statement for the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2015, related to the period between April 1st and June 30th.
The console moved three million units, bringing the total up to 25.3 million. PS 4 software shipped 16.5 million units.
The company as a whole ended the quarter in the black, showing encouraging results compared to last year:
Sony explained the results of the gaming segment within its accompanying press release:
“Sales increased 12.1% year-on-year (a 7% increase on a constant currency basis) to 288.6 billion yen (2,365 million U.S. dollars). This significant increase was primarily due to increases in PlayStation 4 (“PS4”) software sales and PS4 peripheral device unit sales as well as the impact of foreign exchange rates, partially offset by a decrease in PlayStation®3 (“PS3”) hardware and software sales. Operating income increased 15.1 billion yen year-on-year to 19.5 billion yen (160 million U.S. dollars).”
“This significant increase was primarily due to PS4 hardware cost reductions, the above-mentioned increases in PS4 software sales and PS4 peripheral device unit sales, partially offset by the negative impact of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, reflecting the high ratio of U.S. dollar-denominated costs and the decrease in PS3 software sales.”
“Operating income in the current quarter also includes 4.7 billion yen (39 million U.S. dollars) of insurance recoveries related to losses incurred from the cyberattack on Sony’s network services including the PlayStation®Network in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. During the current quarter there was a 15.6 billion yen negative impact from foreign exchange rate fluctuations.”