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PlayStation Hardware Sales Drop, Software Sales Soar

From IGN - February 2, 2018
By Joe Skrebels

PS4 hardware sales dropped year-on-year in Q3 2017, but software sales more than made up for the decline.

Announced in Sony's latest earnings report, the games division as a whole earned718 billion ($6.5 billion USD), a 16.2% rise. That led to 85.4 billion ($778m) in profit - a 50% increase on last year.

Software made up300.4 billion ($2.7 billion) of that number, making a 71% rise on last year.Hardware sales dropped from 9.7 million to 9 million, resulting in270.6 billion ($2.5 billion) in revenue.

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