PlayStation business up, Sony business down

Things are on the up for Sony’s PlayStation division; the company’s three-month results ending September 30 showed 3.7 million PS3s have been shifted, up a bit from last year’s 3.5 million in the same time frame. That’s PS3 global sales at 56 million, then, not too far behind 360’s 57.3 million. It’s getting close.

System software also went from 35.3 million all the way to 37.4 million. Even the PSP rose from 1.5 million to 1.7 million, though software dropped from 11 million to 8.1 million (probably because there are no games coming out on the thing). PS2 dropped too: hardware from 1.5 million to 1.2 million, software from 5.6 million to 2.8 million.

It’s generally good news, then, but the company on the whole has suffered. The corporation has reported a 27 billion yen ($346 million) loss fore this past quarter. Strong yen and poor TV sales get the blame though, so Kevin Butler can keep his VP of Doing a Good Job position.

Thanks to VG247 for the figures.