Sony has reported its quarterly results for the three months to 30 June 2013. The good news is that strong sales of smartphones has helped the company to record a $35m net profit, compared to a loss in the same period last year. The number of Xperia units sold during the quarter was 9.6 million, the highest ever smartphone shipments for Sony during a single quarter and a 30% increase over the same period last year. This has no doubt been helped by the success of the Xperia Z and, in Japan, the Xperia A.
The Mobile Products & Communications (MP&C) segment saw sales increase by 36% to $3.9 billion driven by the higher units of Xperia smartphones sold as well as higher average selling prices, reflecting Sony’s recent push for more premium mobile products. MP&C includes the PC category too, so if this was stripped out, the mobile growth would have likely been higher. Overall a good set of numbers and let’s see if Sony can break through that 10 million Xperia shipment number next quarter.
Thanks ki-hyun kim!