The games unit saw a notable decline in sales last quarter (from April 1 to June 30), selling 800,000 fewer hardware units and coming in at an operating loss of $45 million. Software sales were down as well. It was a discouraging performance for the division Sony is hoping will help guide the company out of its financial woes.
The electronics giant reported a record loss for the 2011 fiscal year of $5.7 billion. More than half of that loss — $3.2 billion — came in the four quarter.