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Sony FY2014 Earnings (2.4m PS4 + 400k PS3, 450k PSV + PSP)

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ethomaz said:
48.1 billion yen operating profit for Game in FY2014,


$408m is good but I don't see how it can ever be higher. A loss in the last quarter and a forecast of less profit next year. As I've said many times Gaming isnt a massive profit generator, never really has been.

movies, music and financials rule as ever.



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Operating income is profit/loss?

68.5 billion yen for FY2014
-97.8 billion yen for Q4 FY2014



I am glad I upped my prediction from 1.8M to 2.4M :). Still, a 20% drop-off YOY is terrible news for the industry. I guess that price drop might come closer in time than I thought.



GAME

FY2014
 Sales: 33.0% increase (CC basis: +25%)
·(+) Increase in PS4 hardware unit sales
·(+) Significant increase in network revenue
·(+) Impact of foreign exchange rates
·(+) Increase in PS4 software sales
·(--) Decrease in PS3 hardware and software sales
 OI: 66.9 bln yen increase
·(+) Increase in sales
·(+) Recording of 6.2 bln yen write-off of certain PC software
titles in FY13
·(--) Decrease in PS3 software sales
·(--) Unfavorable impact of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar,
reflecting the high ratio of U.S. dollar-denominated costs
·(--) Recording of 11.2 bln yen write-down of PS Vita and
PS TV components



Looking good in the gaming sector.



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So PS4 is down 20% YOY. That's not bad for a system that still hasn't had a price drop.



ethomaz said:

Operating income is profit/loss?

68.5 billion yen for FY2014
-97.8 billion yen for Q4 FY2014


no. Its underlying profitability from operations.

 

loss for the year is just over $1bn



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PS4 > (X1 + 360) by a lot

360 > PS3 most likely

i.e. PS4 shipped more than double what the X1 did, easily.



RJ_Sizzle said:
Looking good in the gaming sector.


Indeed. Here's hoping Sony can make the full fiscal year of 2015 good as well.



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Like I said before Sony really have a problem with making a profit on their game division even when they are dominating like crazy. It is the Ps one/PS2 generation over again where they sold a ton of consoles and software but profits were rather dissapointing.