Sony FY12 results: PS3/PS2 ships 16.5 million, company makes profit after four years

Sony has released its financial results for fiscal year 2012 today as expected and they’ve made a profit.

The company has been combining the numbers for PS3 and PS2; and PSP and PS Vita, so we don’t have accurate numbers of how much they shipped.

The PS3/PS2 totals are at 80.4 million compared to Xbox 360′s 77.2 million. It’s not clear how much the PS2 shipped but if it did less than 3 million then the PS3 has officially surpassed the Xbox 360 in worldwide sales.

However, that is insignificant now. Sony is expecting increased sales for the next fiscal year due to the introduction of the PS4. The operating income will be flat YOY because of research and development, and marketing expenses for the new system.

Sony shifted slightly less software this fiscal year compared to the last one but the drop isn’t that big which shows that consumers are still buying a lot of PS3 games and it’s still a viable platform. The PS3 hardware and software sales along with PS4 sales should offset the expenses generated due to the next-gen shift.

The company has made $458 million in net income for FY 12 mainly due to sales of assets.

  • kraigslist_killa

    Sony and the PS3 will win this generation. Wii is deceased and the 360 wont last another five years, PS3 on the other hand has at least 5 years left in its life cycle with exclusive triple A titles still on the horizon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004150540855 Facebook User

      The PS3 is selling well worldwide but is still getting beat in the NPD by the 360, and the Wii, believe it or not is still selling. Sony doesn’t have the money to continue developing titles for the PS3 and PS4.

      Wii won this generation. It’s at 100 million units sold. Sony isn’t catching it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510104108 Michael Clanton

        America is the most important territory, they don’t understand and apparently don’t dig in and read financials very well if they don’t know that.

        • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Helušić

          america is for losers like you hahaha the most important NOT

    • SONY

      Great preaching! Good to hear our sheeps still throwing money for us at Sony HQ. We need to expose negative news for our competitors, and block all negative ones for Sony. Our campaign will be successful once Sony sheeps do all they can to distract consumers attention from the May 21st.

      Now you’ll must start saving your money for us, and control people’s wallet through your tactical testimonies and marketing hypes. Playstation® 4 is still coming to redeem our lost money on the PS3. Just tell consumers that Sony is all about GAMES, so we can control their money.

      Keep on preaching,

      SONY
      Make.Believe

    • The Truth

      Wow, N4G paupers really believe all the bullshit numbers. if you’d deduce the numbers and deduct the PS2′s, the PS3 would still be at around 76.5 million, making them still about a million behind.
      Shady non-transparant business tactics by Sony.

      • SONY

        Sony looks to PS4 to halt Game division’s sales decline.

        THE NEW CONSOLE WILL BE IN STORES BY MARCH 31, 2014. In the meantime, we’ll continue to hype it bit by bit.

        http://www.edge-online . com/news/sony-looks-to-ps4-to-halt-game-divisions-sales-decline/

        • Pauperbutthurteverywhere

          And they will fail! Next gen is far less of a generational leap than the last one and the recession will not make that happen for the financial trainwreck that is Sony.

      • Guest

        Even last year it was only 1M ps2s. You think it jumped to 3.5?

        Dreamworld – youre in one.

        • paupersarecrying

          Last year it was 4.1 million PS2s.

      • dtreg

        For the name The Truth, you really don’t know it.

        • paupersarecrying

          You seem to know even less, judging by your comments. But you seem like the typical N4G visitor.

    • Pauperbutthurteverywhere

      PS3 won’t last another year once the next gen launches. Keep dreaming the Sony makebelief.

    • Kamille

      If the PS2 were still selling in the millions then Sony wouldn’t have phased it out. You guys really need to start using that brain before it totally goes to waste….

      • N4gisgay

        At a certain point the selling of an obsolete product becomes irrelevant because there is no more industry support and you have to finance the production lines as well. So you won’t make any profit from it, due to low asking prices (otherwise retailers wouldn’t accept it anymore).
        What’s happening now is “channel stuffing” due to a PS2 stock dump from Sony.

        • dirkdady99

          “Channel stuffing” my ass. Retailers will only buy what they project will sell, and their projection tells them that PS2 sales are on a decline so why would they buy more PS2 stock from Sony as you call “dumping.”

          There is no such thing as dumping product stock onto the retailer as they have to buy it first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenny.stimmel.5 Kenny Stimmel

    Even with the 1 year head start microsoft had sony still won this generation.Just proves that when it comes to gaming sony is still king with the best exclusives. Xbox got the online service running better then sonys tho.Im not talking about live and plus either(plus clearly wins : free games need i say more)but just speed wise, ever try to get a fight in MK on PS3, takes forever. Xbox on the other hand instantly finds someone.Gaikai could change all that soon tho.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510104108 Michael Clanton

      They bunched in there sales and do not specifiy individual sales…so your assuming, you also fail to see there data is more recent, where Microsoft release individual sales for xbox(I know only console out now). So your assuming, but Microsoft won the most important territory money wise, and that’s americs. Plus does not win, if you are not a plus member or it runs out you don’t keep the games, you rent them while you have the plus membership. Gaikai isn’t going to change anything, sony online is horrible and they give out free stuff to mask it.

      • The Truth

        Gaikai is the true Always Online DRM.
        And it’s true, all of the Americas are dominated by the 360 in sales, not just the USA. It’s at the top in Canada, Mexico and Brazil as well AFAIK (and most likely many others).

        • Pauperbutthurteverywhere

          Correct!

        • Emedan

          That just shows how frickin’ ignorant you are. There’s other markets then NA. In Europe Playstation is way ahead of Xbox – In Asia the Xbox is a fluke. Whether the PS3 did pass the Xbox or not, it’s by no accounts further back than 1 million tops. That’s with the Xbox having a year head start (around 8 million consoles sold when PS3 lunched I believe). And selling at a cheaper price. Comparing from the PS2 generation the Xbox360 sure is a winner, but to blatantly disregard all other markets than NA is stupid. Everyone in here complain about Sony fanboys and what not, yet everyone who does this is just as big fanboys themselves, there’s nothing objective in the way you all write. I didn’t even own a console this generation so you can make of that what you want.
          /Angry European

          • N4gisgay

            Doesn’t matter, the American continent is a far bigger market. Xbox 360 also has a 100 million software unit lead over PS3. Think of that as you will, goodbye!

          • Emedan

            It’s not a “Far bigger market”. Get over yourself. Total console sales in Europe is about 85 million, that number in NA being around 115 million. The potential customer base is way bigger in Europe having around 730 million in habitants. We’ll see this upcoming generation, I’m sure the European market will grow substantially. NA only really got localisation on its side seeing how the language is unified. What ever you say, the PS3 has sold millions more in Europe, reason why the Xbox is bigger in the US is cause it’s an American product and Americans are stupid and biased. Pretty sure the NA numbers are bloated due to the casual success which were the Wii, it never broke as much with the casual market in Europe. And I’m not one not to give credit were credit is due – For my sake all consoles could go away and give way for the PC.

          • paupersarecrying

            Nobody gives a fuck about Europe and neither does Sony. Their customers know that perfectly well with the third rate treatment on PSN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510104108 Michael Clanton

    Does anyone look at financials? America is the biggest money maker for publishers, that’s why its the most important market. 360 is number 1 in America, and these reports don’t break down ps3/ps2 sales to individual sales…so instead of making this a fan boy article, why not stick to the facts of whats shown?
    PS4 will not offset expenses… SONY even said revenue would be flat next quarter due to R&D expenses, along with advertising dollars that will be spent.
    I am not an XBOX fan, but I hat fan boy articles either way….cheapens the article, and this article makes Alan Lee sound like he is a fan boy with no knowledge of common sense

  • http://twitter.com/clanMOH {MOH} Regulators

    Do you not see a difference between shipped and sold? Sony is always sketchy with numbers, combining everything isn’t an accurate way to tell, and shipped numbers is far less accurate than sold through numbers.

    • PlanesAreABless

      No company gaves their sold numbers. Wake up. If you think MS give sold numbers you are dreaming. Only numbers company have is shipped.

      • paupersarecrying

        Indeed, they are all shipped numbers by all of the big 3.

    • xbox3rdplace4life

      You mad? It’s not bad enough you have to make 20 accounts to spread your MS propaganda on N4G you have to pollute the comments here. You’re the biggest fanboy ever. And your beloved crapbox is third place and all the spinning in the world won’t change that. Oh wait I said world the world doesn’t exist to 360 fanboys just North America LOL!!! LOSER!!!!

      • PauperStationLastPlace4EVA

        Hey, let me tell you this. The American continent has Always been a larger videogames market than the rest of the world.
        Poor paupers, only now, at the end, YOU STILL DONT UNDERSTAND…PS3 is in LAST PLACE! The numbers check out, even in the threads on VGChartz. PS3 can’t be higher than 76.3 million, so that’s still little under a million to go then. BYYEEE!

  • The Truth

    Absolutely pathetic combining the numbers again, which makes it clear that PS3 is still Last Place Station behind the Xbox 360 and that the Vita is a terrible flop.
    Also absolutely crap that the company still only made $400 million in profit after nearly $1.5 Billion in asset sales and $1.5 Billion in value bonds sales. GTFO Sony!

    • twinspectre

      PS3 beat XBOX
      #DealWIthIt

      • N4gisgay

        Xbox 1, yes. Xbox 360, FUCK NO! LOLzors! Dumb pauperstation fans…

        • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Helušić

          Dumb lamebox loser, PS3 WINS FLAWLESS VICTORY hahahaa

          • Analstationbites

            Hahaha, dumb pauperbitch. You ran out of words already? Hahaha, sucks to be a dumb N4Gtart.

    • NathanDrake777

      No, you GTFO. Doesn’t matter if the numbers are combined, they clearly stated they sold 80.4 m PS3s as of March 30, 2013, ahead of 360s 77M. Do you need some rash cream for your butthurt? Ms gives the least amount of effort in terms of games. They’d rather spend their money getting idiots like you to associate Call of Duty with Xbox (A game PS gets as well) instead of spending it on exclusives. Dont get why all you fans are wanking to them with their crappy/schemy business model.

      • paupersarecrying

        WRONG!

  • The Truth

    Sony= makebelief lies, overhype and underdeliver alright, like so many have claimed.

    • twinspectre

      Enjoy your Kinect
      XBOX ruined the gaming industries , look at RARE Microsoft use them to make Kinect Games
      Now with the Next Xbox it will start with core titles and then it will start once again with SHitty Games
      u Blind Fuck

      • http://twitter.com/clanMOH {MOH} Regulators

        Rare has made one Kinect game, Kinect Sports. Kinect Sports 2 was made by Big Park, even though Rare’s name is on the box, Rare hasn’t actually made a game since 2010′s Kinect Sports, after that they expanded and have been working on two new next gen Xbox games.

        Rare has been one of the busiest developers this generation, they developed the Xbox Live Avatar system from the ground up, put out multiple platinum games like Viva Pinata 1 and 2, Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo Elements Of Power and remastered Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark 64 and Banjo Tooie for HD on Xbox Live Arcade.

        Did you ever think that there are gamer’s who like all kinds of gaming experiences? I love the controller, but love Kinect too, I also like Wii, Wii U, and the PlayStation Move. I’m a gamer, I play games, get over the BS.

        • xbox3rdplace4life

          Keep telling yourself that fanboy. Rare is garbage ever since MS bought them. That’s what MS does they kill all creativity. They are a cancer to gaming. Just like their fanboys who care more about sales than having fun gaming.

          And you’re not a gamer you are a xbox fanboy.

          • Analstationbites

            If MS is a cancer, then Sony is the goddamned bubonic plague.

  • Pauperbutthurteverywhere

    Oh boy, truly sad all those poor (and dumb at that) PS fans from N4G can’t see beyond the reported numbers and deduce that they are to cover up poor sales.

    PS2 is in the phasing out as production was already halted a short while ago.
    Sony are massively shipping the last units that are still in warehouses, which explains the sudden YOY jump (it’s basically an overshipment, or stock dump and that could very well be around 1-2 million units). Starting next quarter, PS2 will not be on the QFR anymore.

    Now, the Vita is truly a flop, there is no way to spin that anymore and the people that bought one are in for a world of hurt as the industry support will be non-existent with the release of this report and its expectations for next year.

    • SONY

      Our sheeps could be careless about numbers, but the sales decline is an indicator as to why the sheeps are now playing more hype on N4G than playing more games on the PS3 or PS Vita. We have published a long list of exclusive GAMES all these years but have no idea why they still lurking on N4G and not really busy buying & playing the games. Oh, wait!

      Bottom line, we at Sony HQ are keeping our promise to deliver the best entertainment your money can buy. Your money is very important to us, but we won’t tell that on public events. So we always do business in the name of GAMES.

      SONY
      Make.Believe

      • N4gisgay

        Yakedyschmeckedy, yadayadayada.
        Seriously, the makebelief from Sony has failed already. Most people will NOT buy the PS4, just like they didn’t with the Vita.

        • SONY

          The Cerny of Sony wouldn’t think so. He couldn’t even smile properly in front of our sheeps. But it’s all good, our slaves are too naive to notice. What we really care is how to make people believe so their money will be ours, forever.

          Note: We’re switching our focus to Xperia mobiles. PS Vita was a not-so-wise move after all. Handheld landscape is slowing too fast.

          SONY
          Make.Believe

          • Suckstoberight

            PS2 shipped 4.2 million units last year according to VGChartz. With a final stock dump on the retail channels after production halted it could very likely have been even more this past year.

          • NathanDrake777

            Use simple math, PS3 is at 80.4 million. Last fiscal report had PS3 at 65 mil. With simple math, you can conclude that PS3 sold more than 15M+ of that 16.5 mil. Do you have a brain Xtard?

          • paupersarecrying

            If that’s simple math you’re touting, you should be in a mental institution for the retarded.
            His number is correct. PS3 should be at about 76.3 million units because there was no decrease in PS2 sales this year (confirmed by Sony).

          • SONY

            Confirmed with point zero doubt.

          • Sonyeatskaka

            Yeah, he was grinning like an absolute psychopath. Some guys have made “Murder” avatars from his face.

          • SONY

            He possesses an infectious maniacal laughter, no question.

            Playstation® 4

            Greatness Awaits

          • ARgonautx

            Is that the PS4 tagline? That’s pathetic!

        • NathanDrake777

          Conosole market and portable market are completely different idiot. PS4 will outsell Cablebox 720 because Sony focuses more on games instead of hype and casuals. Deal with it.

          • paupersarecrying

            No it won’t.
            Consumer mass appeal doesn’t go to core gaming devices.
            The next Xbox will VASTLY outsell the PS4.

          • NathanDrake777

            The hell are you basing this on besides being in love with MS? Playstation is a bigger brand than Xbox. Why else do you think PS3 outsold 360 while being more expensive, out later, development problems, and bare bones online until 2009. Without those advantages, Xbox isn’t outselling sh1t if it couldn’t get the job done this gen. Don’t get why you guys wank over Xbox so much when MS delivers the least amount of exclusives while having the most money.

          • ARgonautx

            That’s actually incorrect. If you go check the Top 100 most popular brands (Brandz research) Microsoft is at number 5 and Sony at 86 and dropping every year.

          • NathanDrake777

            Maybe in the US, Sony has far more appeal worldwide. Not to mention MS doesn’t necessarily mean Xbox and Sony doesn’t necessarily mean Playstation. They sell other products as well. Windows?

        • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Helušić

          Seriously lamebox lost like you loser hahhaa

          • Cerny

            Your butthurt tastes delicious bwahaha

          • Analstationbites

            Says the lame bitch that can’t write English properly. Your lamebox with no action will be virgin forever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Helušić

      lamebox losers hahaha, PS3 WINS

      • Cerny

        Analstation needs some tissues, aww

        • Analstationbites

          I’d love to tear that dumb N4Gtart a new one.

    • Kamille

      them conspiracies!

  • cozomel

    Gotta love how hateful and spiteful Sony haters are. Always saying the most hateful and dispicable things. Why do you’s hate Sony so much? did they smack the fuck out of your mothers or something? No, instead they prefer to root on companies like MS who charges to play online when nobody else does and is more concerned with casual Kinect games then real games, (and has gotten rid of most of its first party devs). Or Nintendo, who caters to little kids and rehashes Mario, Zelda/Link, Pokemon and Metriod to ad nauseum. Or root on the PC, where your forced half the time to spend up to a $1000 for a new graphics cards, just to be able to say, “hey, look at me, i got the lastest” and it got me 10-20 more frames.

    • N4gisgay

      All I smell is butthurt from Sony fans everywhere that they can’t prove anything. Sony mixed those numbers on purpose to hide PS3 and Vita’s failing, nothing else.

      • cozomel

        And all i see is hateful fanboys pretending to not be fanboys. Sony is by far better than the other two guys and i dont even have a PS, douchebag!

    • cozomel

      And all i see is hateful fanboys pretending to not be fanboys. Sony is by far better than the other two guys and i dont even have a PS

  • PlanesAreABless

    It was just a matter of time before PS3 surpass 360 Worldwide. Each week PS3 is selling better worlwide than 360. PS3 was out more than one year later. So yes it was just a matter of time. NPD is US only by the way.

    Deal with it. PlayStation has much more love in Europe and Japan.

    • N4gisgay

      Nope, it will end the generation in last place, like it was destined to.
      On May 21st, the next generation will already be here, so everything after that won’t matter anymore. Sorry, i know that it must hurt so hard for you PS fans.

      • dtreg

        It already passed the 360, I know it must be hard for you xbox fans to understand that 360 lost with a head start and the generation isn’t even over.

        • MSpwnshard

          The generation was over when the WiiU launched.

          • dtreg

            No it’s not, both MS and Sony won’t launch the next consoles until holiday this year which is what the real next gen consoles are not Wii u which will stay in its corner again with no third party support.

      • PlanesAreABless

        Look at that… 360 fanboys scared to admit the truth. Generation will be over when there won’t be any PS3 or 360 sold. Probably like 3 or 4 years. When we look at PS2, we look at 150M+ sold, even if next gen was there.

        At the end we will see the hard truth for some fanboys here : 360 will be the last this gen. You think numbers will disapear in one year ? You will see the WW chart every week with PS3 outselling 360 to remind you this : “it’s over when there is no more console”.

        LMAO at these 360 fanboys “but but but it’s doesn’t matter anymore, new consoles are here”. PS3 will be above 360 and that people, won’t disapear.

        360 is at the last place or will be. Deal with it…

    • paupersarecrying

      Oh, it will during the next gen, no doubt about it, but it hasn’t yet. Last year 4.1 million PS2s were shipped. Since Sony acknowledged that the figures were up this year (and likely even more due to stockage dumping), it means that there are about 76.3 million PS3′s shipped, so still well below the Xbox 360.

  • dtreg

    LOL, what is with all the Sony hate in this website. It’s astonishing how delusional you all are trying to make Sony sound like some evil mastermind when they are by far the best out of the 3. You guys must really enjoy being delusional idiots. I usually see Sony as the one praised on most gaming websites because of the focus on games and such that a real console should do and not on payed online, casual kinect and no new ips like some company. This must be the black sheep of gaming websites.

    • MSpwnshard

      Incorrect though, the black sheep of the internet is N4G.

      • dtreg

        From the amount of hate coming from idiots like you with no actual reason why when Sony treats gamers the best is weird. This website is most definitely the worst I’ve ever seen and should be shunned like the plague.

      • Suckstoberight

        Ha, indeed, they can’t accept the reality of the situation. PS3 is still behind the 360 and the combined numbers are to hide the truth.
        PS2 shipped 4.2 million units last year according to various trackings at VGChartz.
        With a final stock dump on the retail channels after EOL it could very likely have been even more this past year.

        • dtreg

          Are you seriously this stupid? Sony came out last year (during Q3) and said that the PS3 shipped 75m. Jack Tretton while interviewed a few months later said the number was around 77m. we’re towards mid 2013, it’s impossible that the PS3 has sold 0 units after Tretton’s statement. You blind and delusional insects on this plague of a website are hard to even take seriously. It already passed the 360 and it still sells more every week which just widens the gap. #deal with it

          • paupersarecrying

            Fat Jack has all the traits of a bad liar, just look at his face. Like the rest of Sony, he is no good. GFY!
            Why are you talking about a quarter when Sucktoberight is talking about a yearly figure (and he is correct by the way) ? If it did, you can’t prove it, because Sony also confirmed that PS2+3 were up YoY, yet they still combined the numbers, like last year, which is their own stupid mistake.

          • extermin8or2

            tbh doesn’t matter if it’s a million or two under the 360, do the number of years each consoles been on sale- divided by number of consoles sold… oh you average higher for sales per year for the PS3 not and not for the 360…. tells you all you need to know.

          • Analstationbites

            Yeah, that PS3 is still in last place!

          • NathanDrake777

            Sorry that PS2 molested you, but you’ll have to deal with it. PS3 sold more, rightfully so as its a far better console. It actually has more exclusives than 3 games and doesn’t have to resort to making people think COD is exclusive to it.

          • dtreg

            You seriously just made some horrible arguments, I used that quarter just to give an example of when Sony themselves said how many PS3s were shipped in total and a timeline so I disproved your moronic argument. He was in no way right because vgchartz is very wrong with the tracking they do because it’s rough estimates. I would take the word of the company themselves instead of a website. An example of that is how the DS is way over tracked on vgchartz passed what Nintendo says. Non of these actual facts will reach your xbot brain or anyone else on this horrible xbot website. Enjoy xbox being last place which sucks because they were at least 2nd last gen.

  • NathanDrake777

    You guys are idiots. Sony clearly said PS3 sold 80.4m units, more than 360. Its not that hard, do they have to spell it out for you. Deal with it already.

    • Jason

      It’s 80.4 million PS3s AND PS2s. They’ve been combining the two for the past 2 years.

      • paupersarecrying

        Yeah, it says so in the report and screenshots of it clearly as night and day.

    • NathanDrake777

      Fuck off you piece of shit. PS2 is past 155m, how is it also at 80.4m. Try again fucktard!

      • ARgonautx

        Seriously, are you blind? It clearly says so in the screenshot that the numbers are combined PS2 and PS3. Sony have been doing this for the past 2 years in their financial reports.

  • http://twitter.com/MuziMastakaos Muziwandile

    PS3 outsold Xbox360…Deal with it. END OF STORY

    • Kamille

      they can’t handle the truth so they withdraw to their fantasy world. The poor bastards are having it hard with only Kinect until the next-Xbox comes out this fall with no games.

  • Joey

    what a sad bunch of xbox fanboys…. im really sorry for anyone who can’t see that Sony is an integral part of the gaming community. I swear if sony was ever to exit gaming the consequences would be felt by everyone, you can say goodbye to gaming innovation thats for sure (at least a good chunk of it). I’m glad Sony as a whole is making profits again. The Playstation brand has always been profitable, but Sony was in a dump recently with the TV division unable to compete with Panasonic’s TV game plan. Glad to see the changes at Sony have brought it back in the green. I can’t wait for the PS4 <:

  • Joey

    I think its clear who won this generation even if Sony had not surpassed 360 in sales which it already has, the exclusive games on the Playstation put 360 to shame, that is not to say xbox doesnt have any good game, but really if your fair, in all honesty, PS3 was the best console to own this generation, and from what we’ve been hearing the next generation will be even more so in Playstation’s favor.

    • Sonyeatskaka

      I disagree, PS3 was the worst to own.
      Xbox 360 has a lot of things that it does far better than the PS3
      -Fast system and game updates
      -OPTIONAL full install for every retail game
      -Cross-game chat
      -Party mode with different voice chat options
      -Private voice chat channels
      -Voice messaging
      -Beacons
      -Multi-user logins system wide
      -Multi-headset support system wide
      -Live status updates for all games
      -Achievements that auto-sync without you having to pay
      -Cross-game invites in all games
      -Join session in progress in all games with multiplayer
      -Mute options in all games
      -Mandatory demos for all downloadable XBLA and indie games
      -Cheaper prices for most downloadable games and DLC
      -Earlier access to many downloadable games and pieces of DLC
      -Windows Live Messenger integration, soon to be replaced by Skype (which is the world’s largest IP based [voice] messaging service)
      -WAY more media apps and services
      -Far better privacy options
      -A WAY more functional website where you can queue up demos to your console, etc
      -You get a license for every free game that MS offers and can redownload it even when your account degrades to Silver

  • Kamille

    I’m loving the tears! It’s funny to see the butthurt Xbox fanboys trying to spin this so desperately. “But bu but the PS2 sold 3 millions!” LooooL

    Sony Domination Continues

    #SCD2013

    PS3 > Xbox(no games in 2013)360

  • John

    I don’t know why there has to be so much BS floating around the internet and the reactions on this piece are unbelievable from all the sides.

    Fact of the matter is, the PS2 is still in production. YES IT IS, just like the Nintendo DS (which can still pass the PS2 at the current rate). Sony is not dumping stock at low prices (it could be, but there is no evidence as that should be noted on the YFR).
    It still produces around 4 million units per year and Sony said on record that the numbers weren’t down this year (like many here are quoting VGChartz’ numbers from last year, which appear to be correct).

    So (I hate to say this) most of the trolls on this site are most likely correct. If you deduct those 4 million from the 80.4 shipped you still end up with a number below the Xbox 360 shipment level and it is a very realistic number (and not some BS IDC prediction report based on old trends). At best, they are nearly tied.
    It’s Sony’s own fault for suddenly making a combo from the numbers. Same thing with the PSP and the Vita. Low numbers for products near phasing out isn’t anything to be ashamed of. It just shows weakness (and product failure IMHO in case of the Vita) as the PS3 will catch up to the Xbox 360 eventually, there is no doubting that as it has outsold the Xbox 360 since its inception. It just won’t be any time soon.

    Advice to Sony: Be more transparent in your numbers, especially at the end of the financial year as this also sends big negative signals to investors who can look through this. Just like they can see that the profit was from selling assets.

  • GaySkull

    LOL! look at the Denial Damage Control Drones and Bots go!

  • lol

    Lol at Microsoft fan boys.