This is a Plus to the previous year of 86.7 percent, as the manufacturer of Playstation announced on Friday in Tokyo. The turnover increased by 1.4 per cent to 8.67 trillion Yen (79 billion Swiss francs).

For the current fiscal year, the group’s however, in view of the rising cost of a significantly lower result. So the net profit is expected to melt by 45.4 percent to 500 billion Yen (4.6 billion Swiss francs). Sales Sony expects, however, with an increase of 1.5 percent to around 8.8 trillion Yen (80 billion Swiss francs).

The fall in profits could be higher than analysts had forecast. The less than six years ago, introduced the game console, the Playstation 4 is no longer well received by the users. Experts therefore assume that Sony will take in the coming year, a new model on the market. However, the industry is struggling with the Trend to free-to-Play on Smartphones.

Among investors the concern is that the reconstruction of the Japanese group comes to a Halt. Sony wants to reinvent itself as an entertainment group, which is based on stable revenues from games and Music.

Earlier, the company was more from the business with TV sets and other consumer electronics in which there are traditionally strong fluctuations in earnings. Activist investors are already calling for Sony to separate from individual business areas.

(SDA)