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It also sold 15 million PlayStation Move units

Sony announced two sales milestones today that affect both its PlayStation 3 gaming console and its PlayStation Move motion controller.

According to Sony, it has sold 70 million PlayStation 3 units globally as of November 4, 2012. This is the cumulative number since its launch in 2006.

Additionally, Sony has sold 15 million PlayStation Move motion controllers globally as of November 11, 2012 since its launch in 2010.

Back in September of this year, it was announced that Sony planned to release a thinner PS3 starting at $270. The latest PS3 console will be available in either 250GB and 500GB bundles. The 250GB bundle will come in either black or white and will have "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" Game of the Year Edition included. The price tag is set at $269.99. For those more interested in the 500GB model, it will come in black only alongside the "Assassin's Creed III" release.

Sony also made huge changes to the Trophies section on the PS3 via a system software update (Version 4.30) in October.

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The Japanese electronics maker has had some financial trouble in recent years due to issues like a sinking TV division, but new Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is leading a major restructuring plan for the company that includes focusing on gaming as one of the major three pillars (the other two are digital imaging and mobile).

Source: Herald Online



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The PS3 actually did really well.
By quiksilvr on 11/16/2012 11:58:18 AM , Rating: 4
Globally, it's barely behind the 360 by less than 2 million units, and the 360 launched a year prior to the PS3.

Unfortunately, this was not the case in the US. It is nearly 15 million units behind the 360 here in the states and will have to seriously go for the jugular come PS4 time.




By dryloch on 11/16/2012 12:13:31 PM , Rating: 1
Playstation Plus is there ace in the hole for next time. I love the free games I get with it. They bought a company similar to OnLive recently, so I see them offering tons of PS3 titles on demand free with a Plus subscription. That would be a big advantage. I have a 360 as well but Plus is what makes me stick to the PS3 the most.


RE: The PS3 actually did really well.
By Ramstark on 11/16/12, Rating: 0
RE: The PS3 actually did really well.
By acer905 on 11/16/2012 12:28:07 PM , Rating: 1
Easy, if in the rest of the world it has 13 million more sales than the 360. +13 and -15 = -2


By lightfoot on 11/16/2012 12:47:51 PM , Rating: 2
The PS3 easily could have sold 13 million more units than the 360 in Japan alone.


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