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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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RE: Compare?
By SlyNine on 11/16/2012 1:56:51 PM , Rating: 5
Yep, and cheap cell phones out sold expensive ones. Cheap cars out sold expensive cars. Cheap computers out sold expensive computers.

Hmmmmm weird isn't it.


RE: Compare?
By EnzoFX on 11/16/2012 3:31:57 PM , Rating: 1
Except Nintendo sold every console at a profit, unlike MS and Sony.


RE: Compare?
By Samus on 11/16/2012 4:33:21 PM , Rating: 2
XBOX and PS3 generate more revenue since the average Wii console sells 3 games, where the average XBOX/PS3 console sells over a dozen.

I'd also guess Live content is also far superior to Nintendo's Wii Store. I think Metroid 3 and other emulated games are cool and all, but the XBOX has far superior online content.


RE: Compare?
By inperfectdarkness on 11/17/2012 3:00:52 AM , Rating: 2
The only reason LIVE has better content--if it even does--is because MS has basically waved piles of cash in the faces of all the content owners. That's the only reason why games which were originally nintendo-specific are now only available on LIVE.

I will NEVER forgive MS for blocking DK64 being released on VC.


RE: Compare?
By Trisped on 11/19/2012 6:02:14 PM , Rating: 2
DK64 is a Rare title. Rare originally had a partnership with Nintendo, but when the company wanted to sell Nintendo was not interested. As a result Microsoft bought it. This is basic capitalism, not ms waving "piles of cash in the faces of all the content owners."


RE: Compare?
By SPOOFE on 11/16/2012 3:33:30 PM , Rating: 1
By your implied logic, the $32 Sonilux should've outsold them all.


RE: Compare?
By SlyNine on 11/20/2012 8:57:15 PM , Rating: 2
Well. I'm sure there is some sorta of quality issue to factor in there. I don't like the Wii, but it wasn't a bad system; but seriously its after a different market just as the VW Passat vs M5. Two totally different markets.


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