Sony has released the Q3 financial figures this morning, indicating the latest sales figures for the PS Vita and PSP consoles. Following the figures, Sony has yet again cut the PS Vita (and PSP) sales estimate for the year to just 7 million units combined. In the last financial report, Sony had cut the figure from 12 million units to 10 million.
PS Vita and PSP combined shifted 2.7 million units in Q3, compared to 1.6 million combined in the last quarter – an increase of 1.1 million units. The increase can be attributed to the festive season, but it’s unclear how many units the PS Vita sold over the Christmas period.
On the other hand, the PS2 and PS3 sold 6.8 million units in the last quarter, compared to 3.5 million units in Q2 – almost a two-fold increase. Overall, Sony’s hardware sales were $3,000 million, with an operating income of $53 million.
Sony hasn’t released the lastest individual PS Vita sales figures, with the last report dating back to August 2012 revealing 2.2 million units sold worldwide. These latest figures will hopefully put the latest figures in the 5 million units range.