By Jonathan Davies

PlayStation 4 sales helped Sony to more than triple its profits in the three months to the end of June.

Net profits were up to 82.4bn yen ($664m; £425m), while operating profit blew away expectations by rising 39% to 96.8bn yen.

The Japanese tech giant said that a weaker yen helped to offset weaker sales of smartphones and televisions.

But sales of PlayStation 4, which is outselling Microsoft's Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii-U, and software were up 12%.

In a statement, Sony also said the figures include 4.7bn yen insurance recoveries "related to losses incurred from the cyber-attack on Sony's network services including the PlayStation Network" in 2011-12.