Sony Losses Increase to $313M for Quarter Ending June 30

by playstationiso on August 2, 2012

Sony has reported on its first quarter of the current fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2012. The company as a whole recorded revenue of $19.3 billion, up from $19.1 billion a year ago. Losses increased to $313.9 million, up from $197.8 million a year ago.

Sony’s Game division revenue decreased from $1.8 billion a year ago, to $1.5 billion. The division lost $44.7 million, compared to a profit of $52.3 million a year ago. Sony’s Mobile Products & Communications sector took the biggest hit with losses of $358.6 million. The division profited $20.4 million.

Sony has also revealed the shipment figures of its PlayStation hardware for the quarter. It grouped its two home consoles together and grouped its two handhelds together. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 shipped a combined 2.8 million units, down from 3.2 million a year ago. The PlayStation vita and PSP shipped a combined 1.4 million units, down compared to 1.8 million a year ago.

Software sales are also down year on year. 20.1 million PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 games were shipped in the first quarter, down compared to 27.6 million a year ago. 5.8 PlayStation Vita and PSP games were sold, down from 6.6 million a year ago.

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