Forums - Sales Discussion - PSN still makes more money than the entirety of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Here's something I noticed while browsing through the latest financial reports. All figures provided are for the six months from April 1 - September 30, 2017 (Q1/Q2 FY3/2018).

Sony: https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/fr/17q2_sony.pdf
Nintendo: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/171030e.pdf

PSN has a higher revenue than Nintendo Co. Ltd.

Nintendo Co. Ltd. revenue 374.041 billion JPY [from page 5]
Sony Game and Network Services Network revenue (PSN revenue) : 418.288 billion JPY [from page F-9]

In terms of operating income, here is Sony Game and Network Services (PlayStation) with a higher figure than that of Nintendo.

Nintendo Co. Ltd. Operating Income: 39.961 billion JPY [from page 5]
Sony Game and Network Services Operating Income: 72.483 billion JPY [from page F-7]

Erratum: a previous version of this post erroneously noted that figures for Nintendo Co. Ltd. were taken from page 4 of the financial report. The post has since been updated to reflect the correct page number.

Last edited by TheWPCTraveler - on 02 November 2017

 
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That's why we soon have to pay for online play on the Switch.



Because Nintendo online is free.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

Because Nintendo online is free.

For 2 more months However, it sounds like Sony is also planning on making changes to MAU, so I expect them to attempt to have microtransactions/GaaS more prominently in the future.



VGPolyglot said:
Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

Because Nintendo online is free.

For 2 more months However, it sounds like Sony is also planning on making changes to MAU, so I expect them to attempt to have microtransactions/GaaS more prominently in the future.

EA and WB will be so proud.



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Can you dig up the comparable figures for only the first three months of the current fiscal year?



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I wonder how much of that revenue comes from PS+ subscriptions, vs how much of it comes from digital game sales.
If the former is too large, that's not very encouraging.

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And still Nintendo is valued higher than Sony, and people still happy about the strange things of stock market.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
And still Nintendo is valued higher than Sony, and people still happy about the strange things of stock market.

The first year of a new console launch is never the most profitable one for obvious reasons.

What kind of revenue and profit did Sony make during the PS4's first year?

Stock markets are based on future potential. 



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Alkibiádēs said:
DonFerrari said:
And still Nintendo is valued higher than Sony, and people still happy about the strange things of stock market.

The first year of a new console launch is never the most profitable one for obvious reasons.

What kind of revenue and profit did Sony make during the PS4's first year?

Stock markets are based on future potential. 

Stock market is based on speculation, period.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994