Sony has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2016, providing an overview on sales of Playstation 4: as of September 2016, 47.4 million PS4 consoles were sold worldwide. The Japanese are among the losses, but they claim they are caused by changes in the exchange rate of foreign currency and a reduction in prices of equipment.
Sony has revealed its financial results for the second quarter and first half of the fiscal year 2016 which ended on 30 September.
The results are positive, although a little lower than last year. Sony attributed this mainly to the exchange rate of the currency and the performance of some divisions, such as semiconductors and components.
Among these, 47.4 million of placed units, 3.9 million consoles were sold in the period between July 1 and September 30. According to forecasts of the Japanese giant, Playstation 4 could settle down 20 million units by the current fiscal year, bringing the total number of consoles sold to 60 million.
Revenue from the gaming division and network services was slightly lower than last year due to the price reduction of PlayStation 4, but the increase in sales in the games and the cost reductions played down its impact. However, the company certainly expected better results, but the launch of PS4 Slim turned out to be a big dud.
In all this we must not forget the imminent arrival of Playstation 4 Pro, set to release on November 10, 2016.