Sony Corp. this week recorded lower console and handheld sales amid lower demand.

In the second quarter, the Playstation 3 and Playstation 2 sold 3.5 million units combined, a decline from 4.9 million one year prior.

In addition, the Playstation Vita and PSP sold 1.6 million units combined, a decline from 1.7 million units one year ago.

Sony cut its handheld sales forecast for the fiscal year ending June 2013 to 10 million units from 12 million.

PS3 and PS2 software sales increased in the quarter to 41.4 million from 40.2 million units one year prior. PS Vita and PSP software sales increased to 8.7 million units from 8.2 million units year-over-year.

The game business division held $1.9 billion in revenue, down from $2.2 billion and $28.8 million in operating income, down from $37.5 million year-over-year.

Sony recorded improved revenue of $20.1 billion, up from $19.7 billion one year ago. In addition, it tapered losses to $193.8 million in the quarter from $337.6 million the year prior.

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