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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: Expensive Console
By SPOOFE on 11/16/2012 3:32:32 PM , Rating: 2
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6 year old technology should not be that expensive.

So Netflix subscriptions should get cheaper every year? The price isn't for the "technology", the price is for entry into the ecosystem, more like admission to a theme park than a price for an item.


RE: Expensive Console
By KITH on 11/16/2012 4:16:39 PM , Rating: 2
hardware vs. software/media

The hardware is cheaper the software/media gets more expensive.
The playstation console is hardware and something like netflix is media.


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