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?
11/17/2012 3:07:20 AM
Software sales are somewhat irrelevant if you are already making profit on the consoles. And let's not forget that virtually every single one of nintendo's 1st-party series titles sold remarkably well; only the lack of (quality) 3rd-party titles was pronounced.
I expect that 3rd parties are going to warm up more to the Wii-U, since nintendo is now the reigning userbase leader, and the Wii-U is more than capable of spitting out virtually any 1080p gaming experience demanded of it.
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