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Sony Computer Entertainment said Friday that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation3 video game entertainment system reached a milestone of 70 million units worldwide as of November 4, 2012, less than six years after the platform launched in 2006. SCE also announced that sales of the PlayStation Move motion controller surpassed 15 million units worldwide as of November 11.

After six years on the market, Sony PlayStation 3 has finally almost managed to catch up with the arch-rival Microsoft Xbox 360, which hit 70 million milestone on September 30, 2012. In several months, PS3 will likely outsell the Xbox 360. Still, in terms of unit sales, both consoles are well behind Nintendo Wii, which has been sold in quantities exceeding 97 million as of September 30, 2012.

Throughout its lifecycle, Sony PS3 system has continued to evolve with more streamlined design, larger hard disk drive capacity, and new features through software updates. In September 2012, SCE launched the third-generation PlayStation 3, which has a reduced volume and weight of more than 50% compared to the original PS3 model, and of 25% and 20% respectively compared to the slim PlayStation 3 model launched in 2009.

Along with the introduction of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, SCE launched PlayStation Network, which now operates in 59 countries and regions around the world. PSN supports free community-centric online gameplay, exclusive games from independent developers and major publishers, and a broad range of entertainment applications across movies, music, and sports. PS3 owners can access 170 thousand downloadable digital content including 57 000 game content worldwide from PlayStation Network.

While the PlayStation 3 seems to be catching up with the Xbox 360, the Move controller from Sony is still significantly behind Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor, which surpassed 18 million units sold back in January 9, 2012.

SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a world of computer entertainment. Recently Sony introduced a set of features and capabilities that wed PlayStation 3 to PlayStation Vita and provide completely new experience.

Tags: Sony, Playstation, Move, Kinect, Xbox


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Discussion started: 11/16/12 09:49:02 AM
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For all the flak Sony took, they obviously did the right thing with the PS/3.

The most important impact is now being forgotten, it helped them make blu-ray the dominant standard, even at the expense of selling fewer PS/3 units to the public.

Now it turns out they did not lose too many sales anyway, since the PS/3 was released after the X-Box 360, and will probably surpass it in sales.

All-in-all, this unit which everyone was decrying as too expensive, or too this or that, has turned out very well for Sony.
1 1 [Posted by: TA152H  | Date: 11/16/12 09:49:02 AM]
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If we actually account for RROD and how many users had to repurchase their 360s, PS3 has outsold the 360 a while ago. PS3 has a lot more exclusives and better games in the tail end of this generation which is allowing PS3 to catch up easily despite launching 1 year later, at much higher prices.

If Sony continues with its great 3rd party support, doesn't require an annual online subscription for media services like Netflix and online gaming, and prices PS4 at more aggressive $349-399, they could do much better next generation. If they use x86 CPU, development should be a lot easier than the Cell which was a poor processor choice.
1 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/16/12 02:06:26 PM]
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0 3 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/18/12 05:10:07 PM]
You are becoming a bit boring dude.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/19/12 01:27:00 AM]
I'm starting to notice a pattern: your an annoying twat.
2 1 [Posted by: daneren2005  | Date: 11/19/12 03:37:42 PM]
What pattern is that HMMM?
0 2 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/19/12 07:26:20 PM]
Your comments are getting too predictable. $300 for a next generation PS4 would be cheap actually, if it continues to have free online play/Netflix and has good exclusives like PS3 did. Besides, no one forces you to buy a next generation console right away. You also have at least 1 year to start saving for them. You say PSN sucks but $50 Xbox Live over 6-7 years is a lot of games one could have bought for a competing console. Some people don't feel that Xbox Life is worth the cost either.

You keep saying "Company ABC" only cares to make $. You think Microsoft, Intel or Nvidia are somehow different from AMD, Sony and Nintendo? What a troll!
0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/19/12 10:33:32 PM]

The 70 million units demonstrate the trailing business that PS4 will bring to AMD in the future. And if AMD score all 3 consoles = jackpot.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/19/12 01:29:16 AM]
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AMD scoring 3 consoles won't do AMD ANY GOOD Whatsoever. AMD is going to die in 2014 because of Rory Read among a bunch of other things.
0 2 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/19/12 07:27:29 PM]
Jesse Lee, 1234, useless troll. Hopefully by 2014 you will have gone through puberty and start posting mature content on this site. If not, move to Gaza as you have a lot of anger in you.
1 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/19/12 10:36:21 PM]


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