Sony’s Game segment recorded sales of $4.2 billion during the third quarter of the 2013 financial year, up to December 31, thanks to 4.2 million PS4's sold and a whopping 126 million in software sales.
Operating income was $172 million, which when compared to the same period last year is up 300 percent.
In total Sony sold 7.8 million PS4 and PS3 systems combined and 2 million combined PSP and PS Vita systems.
PlayStation sales contributed well to Sony Corp as a whole, with the company recording quarterly sales of $22.9 billion and net profits of $257 million.
In addition to the news above, Sony has confirmed plans to sell its PC business – the Vaio brand – to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners, while it also intends to separate its TV business, making it a wholly owned subsidiary by the end of July 2014.
As a result, 5000 employees will lose their jobs by the end of the 2014 financial year.