Sony has announced its sales numbers for fiscal year 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014) today. Sony has reported sales of $75.4 billion with an operating income of $257 million, thanks to strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xperia line-up of Android smartphones. Sony stated 8.8 million smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2014, which is higher than smartphone sales in the same quarter last year.
Sony Mobile expects sales of around 50 million units in fiscal year 2014 with an expectation of 28% year-on-year increase when compared to last year. Sony has done a really great job in the mid-range segment with devices like Xperia M Dual and Xperia C which were its first ever dual SIM mid-range Android smartphones. Its devices are getting some serious competition in the entry-level segment but it is consistently releasing impressive smartphones in the mid-range and high-end smartphone segments. It has recently released the Xperia M2 Dual, Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and Xperia Z2. All of these devices are predicted to do well in their respective price ranges.
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