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PlayStation sales rose 5.4% in Q1, but operating income dropped by 59.7%

PlayStation sales rose 5.4% in Q1, but operating income dropped by 59.7%”

The Japanese tech giant recorded $1.43 billion in profit in the three-month period ending June 30, 2.8 times more than it did in the same quarter previous year.

In addition, on Tuesday the company announced that operating profit had increased close to three-fold during its April through June quarter to more than $157.6 billion yen equal to $1.43 billion, which exceeded the previous record for a first quarter by nearly 30%, and beat analyst estimate that were similar. Income decreased significantly due to the lack of any highly profitable first party game launched during the quarter.

However, sales and operating revenue are now expected to grow 9.2 percent from a year ago to 8.3 trillion yen, higher than previous forecast of a growth of 5.2 percent to 8 trillion yen. On the other hand, digital download revenue fell 22.1% to $116.5 million. Sales also experienced a 17% increase on a constant currency basis over last year's ¥141.9 billion ($1.29 billion). Other revenue, including licensing, merchandising, and live performances, saw a slight 9.6% increase to ¥14.883 million ($134.7 million).

The company said noteworthy projects to watch during the summer are include Arcade Fire's Everything Now, Foo Fighters' Concrete and Gold, Foster the People's Sacred Hearts Club, French Montana's Jungle Rules, Kesha's Rainbow, LCD Soundsystem's American Dream, Old Dominion's Happy Endings, Laurent Voulzy's Belem and albums from David Gilmour and Indochine. This significant increase was primarily due to increases in Financial Services and Semiconductors segment sales.

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Today, Sony released information about its financial earnings for the quarter, confirming lifetime shipped sales for PS4 at 63.3 million units.

Hirai took over in April 2012 after a disastrous fiscal 2011 that saw the company post a net loss of 456.6 billion yen.

Company-wide, Sony Corp. reported net income of $722 million (809 billion yen) on sales of $16.59 billion (1.86 trillion yen).



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