Sony Corp. this week recorded a profit amid a decline in sales of the Playstation 3 and handheld hardware.
The company reported a net profit of $35 million in the first quarter.
The PS3 and PS2 sold 1.1 million units combined and 600,000 PS Vita and PSP units combined in the three-month period between Apr. and June. By comparison, the PS3 and PS2 sold 2.8 million units combined and the PS Vita and PSP sold 1.4 million units combined in the same period the year prior.
It forecasts sales of 10 million PS3 units and five million PS Vita and PSP units by fiscal Mar. 2014.
The Playstation 4 will be sold at $399.99 this holiday.
The hardware will utilize a PC-like architecture with a x86-based AMD Jaguar 8-core CPU, a 1.84 TLFOPS AMD next-generation Radeon GPU, and GDDR5 8GB RAM. IN addition the hardware will feature a 6X Blu-ray disc drive, USB 3.0 interface, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, and digital output.