Quick Note: Sony Sells 70 Million PlayStation 3s Since Launch
November 16, 2012 11:40 AM
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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.
[Image Source: CNET AU]
The Japanese electronics maker has had some
in recent years due to issues like a sinking TV division, but new Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is leading a major
for the company that includes focusing on gaming as one of the major three pillars (the other two are
digital imaging and mobile
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RE: PS3 Did Well?
11/16/2012 9:08:20 PM
Don't sing Microsoft's praises too loudly, they spent
more on warranty repairs than any other console maker. The 360 is good when it works, but a 30% defect rate is very expensive. The 360 is more dependable now than it used to be, but fixing a problem after the fact won't erase a gamer's bad experience or a company's tarnished reputation.
RE: PS3 Did Well?
11/19/2012 3:50:19 PM
Exactly! I have a buddy who is on his 7th XBox and don't have any console gamer friends that didn't have to purchase at least 2 systems or go without. If sony is only 2 million units behind MS I would call that a win. BTW I don't own either.
This round the Wii opened part of a new market. Even my Grandma bought a wii. She probably used it a dozen times and hasn't touched it in the last year. I will bet you that there are a lot of people out there like my Grandma that will not be purchasing a Wii U.
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