Sony's Andrew House has told Reuters that the company aims to sell 15 million PlayStation 3's in the fiscal year ending March 2012, despite a turbulent year for the company. The head of Sony Computer Entertainment revealed that sales on the console were ahead of target.
The target comes as a surprise given the tumultuous year Sony has had; one would have expected the PlayStation Network security breach that damaged the company's reputation and the earthquakes in Japan that happened in July to have some sort of adverse effect on sales. Apparently not.
House would not reveal Sony's targets for the new PlayStation Vita handheld. House said he did not know when Vita hardware sales would turn profitable – but said it would depend on currency rates. Sony's PSP sold 73 million units since its launch in December 2004.