Sony Q1 sees PS3 hardware sales slump, software going up
PS3 sales slumps to just 1.8 million units from 2.4 million last year.
Sony has registered a ‘good news, bad news’ report for their financial quarter ending June 30.
Off the bat, the PS3 hardware sales slumped to 1.8 million units, compared to 2.4 million over the same period last year. The new sales figure puts PS3′s global install base at 51.8 million, lagging slightly behind to Xbox 360′s 55 million units.
PS3 software sales, however, shot up, albeit by a small margin. The platform managed to sell 26.1 million software copies, compared to 24.8 million over the same period last year.
The PSP suffered an almost opposite fate. The hardware pushed 1.8 million units compared 1.2 million last year, while software sales dropped considerably, from 9.2 million last year to just 6.6 million units in this quarter.
The old champ, the Playstation 2, is still on the block, albeit it’s growth now dwindling to extremely low levels. The system managed to push 1.4 million units in the quarter compared to 1.6 million last year. Software sales crashed as well, going down from 3.4 million last year to just 1.5 million in 2011.