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Sony sold a record 10 million Xperia smartphones last quarter

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Sony sold a record 10 million Xperia smartphones last quarter
Sony has just posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2013 (fiscal Q2 for Sony) and sales of its Xperia smartphones have continued growing and reached a record 10 million units. This is a significant increase over the 8.8 million smartphone sales Sony registered in the same period last year, and up from 9.6 million in the quarter ending in June 2013.

Sony gave the Xperia Z an honorable mention as it drove sales of the company’s smartphones and ranked in the top three revenue-makers in over 20 countries. The Xperia Z1 started selling in October and that’s why it is not included in the listing.

At this pace, Sony expects to reach its target of 42 million smartphones sold for the fiscal year (ending in March 2014). This basically means that Sony expects an even stronger Holiday sales quarter and a good but not record-breaking beginning of 2014.

Still, Sony Group as a whole (including Sony’s other businesses like TV and other appliances) cut its profit forecast by 40% down from 50 billion yen to 40 billion yen. The downgrade comes after Sony re-evaluated performance of its camera and PC divisions.


source: Xperia blog

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 07:53 16

1. cezarepc (Posts: 577; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Good going Sony!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:30 2

9. ijklmnop (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Too bad nokia will takeover them next quarter.(q3=8.8mil)
Take note wp haters

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:16 15

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8717; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You contributed nothing to this article so far. Congrats.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:43

20. donfem (Posts: 552; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Haters do what they do best, Hate.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:29 3

15. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Too bad MS will takeover Nokia :(
Just the thought of MS taking over Nokia is unacceptable.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 12:50 4

19. livyatan (Posts: 706; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Nice trolling.
Comparing Sony Xperia sales with Nokia Lumia sales is basically comparison between Xperia Z high end high margin phone (almost half of all Sony phone sales was the Xperia Z model ), and the Lumia 520 entry level dumping price zero margin phone (more than half of all Lumia sales).
This is further evident from the fact that Sony smartphone division is the only part of Sony that is financially even, while the Nokia smartphone division is the only part of Nokia that was in red last quarter.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:18

21. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 977; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


there gaming devision if would be even if they get less fancy with the specs so they can sell their stuff comptetively they;re already loosing money from the price they're selling it at

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 07:55 6

2. fouadqr (Posts: 303; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Sony 10 million & Nokia sold 8.8 million .. now i want to see those legends on top 5 :(

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:21 4

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3570; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


U just got my words dude.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 07:58 5

3. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Good job Sony, keep it up!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:01 9

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Keep it up. They need to improve on Displays, first thing.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:10 3

7. Amir1 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


the next 2 xperia flagships in the Z line most likely to bring much better display in terms of viewing angles.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:07 4

5. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Now all they do to improve thier TFT display & small bezel and optimise software to enchance camera and battery

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:08 2

6. Miracles (Posts: 542; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


I want to see more smartphones in the US. Don't just stay in Europe and Asia. Also need to hire better people for support, especially in the US cuz they suck. I called in with questions, they couldn't answer any and they were straight forward questions.
Go Sony.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:23 1

8. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


wow good news. good design and good built quality has been awarded. Keep it up sony

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 08:39 2

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3015; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sony ur the best!!!!!!! SONYY

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:22 1

13. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


So...which phone was a better success?? Htc one or xperia z?? Considering the fact that z saved sony and one did nothing to save htc...(don't get me wrong..i know that one is far more superior compared to z...but im asking about the success...)

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 11:00 1

18. pyradark (Posts: 776; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


One is great but Z got the attraction!!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:43

16. pyradark (Posts: 776; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


10M unit sold with 4 Billion income!!!
Thats why they are 3rd in revenue.
Imagine if they sold 20M units they can have 8 Billion profit which match sammy and apply!!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:51 2

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6599; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Amazing numbers sony, thanks for my Z1. And release more handsets in the u.s. carriers

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 06:01 1

22. alaahershy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


SONY is Hot

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 23:18

23. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


wow wow wow 10million r u kidding sammmy is selling say i million every day

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 06:08 1

24. Amir1 (Posts: 267; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


you are funny. big improvements come over time. the results are GREAT for sony mobile, next year sony will sell more, the next year after that even more, etc. if sony continues to go up like this then in few years they will definitely be in the top 3. there's no reasons for them not to be in top 3 as they are always bringing better and better devices to the market. i can't wait for Xperia Z2 to come. it's going to be a BEAST. samsung won't stay on top forever.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 14:57

25. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


mm yea i knw it takes time but my point is that 10 million is not a big number may be record for sony but the pace of growth isnt that big it will take may be another 10 years for sony to even sell half of mobiles which sammy n apple sell

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