Sony has just made its 2013 fiscal year-end results official, and even though this used to be one of the biggest tech companies in modern history, it’s not having the best of times lately. The company keeps losing money, and according to the company’s CEO, this will continue as the company continues to re-invent itself. That said, you’d think that smartphones played a big part in those losses, and that’s actually the other way around.
The company has just surprised us with a significant growth in smartphone sales, which are up to 39.1 million Xperia units, when compared to the previous 33 million of last year. This would mark a staggering 20% growth in just the smartphone sector alone. The company has also made it public that it forecasts to sell as many as 50 million Xperia units in the final quarter of this year as well.
We do have to admit that Sony has done a great job with its smartphone offerings in the last year or so. Sadly the only problem is how long it’s taken the company to bring products to the US market. Hopefully this reality will change as part of the strategy for that forecast mentioned.