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drkohler said:
HigHurtenflurst said:

The fiscal report is about money, the 3.3 million is the figure Sony counts as sold, manufacturing capability is an internal matter

No, the 3.3M number is the units manufactured. A qr/fj report is a lot more complex than you think. Sony has always reported manufactured consoles, though of course nobody forced them to reveal that unique number, MS hasn't for years now. Aa fj report essentially contains the value of everything down to the last screw manufactured). Sony simply reports this number for bragging against competition. 3.3M consoles were manufactured in the Jan to Mar quarter, end of story. How this number transfers into value in the report is impossible to tell. Certainly the manufacturing costs go into the - part of the report. Sold numbers go into the + part, unsold numbers probably are in the inventory part of the report (at what value is anyone's guess).

Go to page 9 "hardware unit sales" (this means sales from Sony to their customers, such as Amazon, Target, Game & other stores)

This is from the yearly supplemental material, it's mostly extra information that they are not legally required to report. (which is why MS don't have to give hardware sales figures)

And if you are wondering how that transfers into value, it's unfortunately not split by platform, but on the same page they include Yen figures for hardware.

If you can point me to somewhere in the FY report where it says manufacturing instead please do... if their manufacturing capability is truly only 3.3m then Sony are going to have a terrible Christmas period, or do you think every time Sony release a report they are able to magically double/triple their manufacturing capability in October-November?