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Sony has swung into a profit in its second financial quarter as a result of strong Playstation 4 sales.

The Japanese tech giant posted profits of 33.6bn yen ($278m; £182m) in the three months to September, compared with a 136bn yen loss last year.

Sony has embarked on a major restructuring plan to improve its profitability after several losses in recent years. It said sales were boosted thanks to a weaker yen against the US dollar driving exports.

Despite expecting PS4 console and game sales to be above forecast for the full financial year, Sony left its overall profit forecast unchanged.

"Sales are expected to be higher than the July forecast primarily due to an expected increase in PS4 hardware unit sales and PS4 software sales," Sony said.