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Sony Q1 sales report: PS Vita and PSP combine for 1.4 million units sold

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Sony Computer Entertainment released their Q1 earnings report on Thursday morning, giving people an updated look at the sales of PlayStation Vita. Unfortunately, if you are looking for an exact sale figure, you won’t find that here as Sony has combined PSP sales along with those of the PS Vita.

According to the report, Sony has sold a combined total of 1.4 million handhelds in the first quarter (April 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012). During the same time period, a total of 5.8 million units of software were sold across both handhelds.

Due to slow sales of the PSP and PlayStation Vita, Sony has changed their forecasted sales expectations drastically. Originally, Sony hoped to sell 16 million PSP and PS Vita during the fiscal year, this figure has since been reduced to 12 million.

The reports states:

"Primarily due to the lowering of the annual unit sales forecast for portable hardware, sales are expected to be significantly lower than the May forecast. Due to the above-mentioned decrease in sales and the impact of unfavorable exchange rates, operating income is expected to be significantly below the May forecast. Sales are expected to be essentially flat and operating income is expected to decrease significantly year-on-year."

By comparison, Nintendo sold 1.86 million Nintendo 3DS between April 1 and June 30, 2012, with software sales of 7.39 million. The Nintendo DS sold an additional 540,000 systems and moved 8.48 million units of software.

As for the home console side, Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 moved an impressive 2.8 million systems during the first quarter and sold 20.1 million units of software. Sale forecasts currently have the PS3 and PS2 selling 16 million systems for the year.

Overall, Sony posted a loss of $312 million on the quarter. However, the gaming division only posted a loss of $45 million.

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