Sony sold a record 10 million Xperia smartphones last quarter
posted by Victor H. / Oct 31, 2013, 7:49 AM
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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Good going Sony!
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 7:53 AM 16
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Too bad nokia will takeover them next quarter.(q3=8.8mil) Take note wp haters
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 8:30 AM 2
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 12:50 PM 4
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Sony 10 million & Nokia sold 8.8 million .. now i want to see those legends on top 5 :(
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 7:55 AM 6
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Keep it up. They need to improve on Displays, first thing.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 8:01 AM 9
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 8:08 AM 2
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 9:22 AM 1
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wow wow wow 10million r u kidding sammmy is selling say i million every day
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 11:18 PM 0
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 Nov 02, 2013, 6:08 AM 1
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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
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 2:57 PM 0
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