Sony’s smartphone losses are canceling out its PS4 wins

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Sony’s rapidly shrinking mobile division has put a damper on the company’s latest quarterly earnings, which show great improvement in sales of imaging sensors and PS4 games plus a healthy bump in operating profit. Comparing the last three months of Sony’s performance to the previous year, the company’s gaming division was up 12.1 percent, pulling in ¥288.6 billion ($2.33bn), while its mobile communications unit slumped by 16.3 percent, recording ¥280.5bn ($2.27bn) in revenue. While evidently still important to Sony’s bottom line, the phone business has now been surpassed by sales of PlayStation consoles and games, and may soon fall behind the company’s imaging division as well. The Device segment of Sony’s earnings, which includes camera…

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