PlayStation Q2: Back in Black


Sony released their financial statements for Q2 2008 (fiscal Q1, calendar Q2, April through June), and it’s good to see that the PlayStation business back in the black. Sony’s gaming division made profits of ¥5.4 billion yen on revenue of ¥229.6 billion yen.

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As you can see, both hardware unit sales and software unit sales are up. The report says, “Hardware sales increased while software sales decreased”. Since software unit sales were up, I assume this means that software dollar sales were down, which means that the average software selling price has dropped as they are selling more budget priced titles.

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Full Sony financial statements can be found here.


Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Henning on July 29th, 2008 [ 0 Points ]

    Software still isn’t selling that great on the PSP. Maybe other PSP owners are like me – I’d rather just play games on my PS3 and use my PSP occasionally for other stuff.

  2. #2 by Darrin on July 29th, 2008 [ 17143 Points ]

    The portable systems are definitely more for the younger crowd (age 5-22). Most adult enthusiasts have nice gaming setups at home, and try to avoid the negative stigma of playing video games in public. I don’t even own a PSP or a DS, even though they both have some really good back titles that I’d like to try.

  3. #3 by Glitch on July 29th, 2008 [ 375 Points ]

    Well, I own a Nintendo DS, but I have few games for it. I only have Super Mario Brothers and all the Ace Attorney games that have come out in the west.

    I have thought about buying a PSP because I really would like to play LocoRoco and Patapon. But I’m not sure if there are any games out that I would bother playing on the PSP. So up until now, I haven’t bought it and actually, when I think about it, it’s been quite a while since I played on the DS as well.

  4. #4 by Segitz on July 29th, 2008 [ 1470 Points ]

    The attach rate on the PS3 is impressive… I’d like to see those of the other systems. I mean, it nearly is 15:1… MS always boasts their attach rates, so a comparison would be in order…


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