Sony published its second quarter earnings for 2013 today, revealing strong mobile sales even as the company as a whole took a hit. In the three months leading up to Sept. 30 the Japanese titan sold 10 million Xperia handsets, up from 9.6 million devices in Q1 2013 and 8.8 million a year ago. Those figures also leave out sales for the new Xperia Z1, which launched earlier this month.
The company says it’s on track to sell 42 million smartphones total in 2013 as long as the holiday shopping season provides a noticeable sales boost, and praised the Xperia Z as a top three seller in over 20 countries. However, Sony also slashed its profit annual forecast by 40 percent, from 50 billion yen to 30 billion (about $300 million), due to weaker-than-expected performances from its camera, PC and movie businesses.
Following the news, Sony’s share price on the NYSe was down by a little over 2 points or 11.15 percent, and trading at $17.20.