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: Expensive Console
11/19/2012 9:21:45 AM
Yes the PS3 was the most expensive out of the box, but it was still cheaper than the xbox 360. You seem to be comparing the cheaper HD-Less 360 to the PS3, which all of them include an HD.
Once you bought the MS-ONLY HD, the price exceeded the PS3. 360s also have a limit on drive size. While on the PS3, you can upgrade the HD your self for a less price without requiring a kit.
How well do those blu-ray or even HD-DVD discs play on the 360?
The FAT 360s required an optional $80~100 WiFi adapter which sucked up a USB port... oh, yeah - you seemed to have forgotten that too.
The PS3 came with wireless controllers... always. MS switched to wireless.
On an on and on. MS rushed the 360 to market, how many of those millions of units are really nothing more than replacement units? I've seen tons of posts with people on their 3rd or 4th 360.
MS is helping to kill PC gaming... I'll buy either a PS3 or PS4... when I buy our next console. Otherwise, my kid is quite happy with is Wii console.
RE: Expensive Console
12/5/2012 4:49:08 PM
Customers are dumb and only look at shelf price. They don't see how small amounts over time in services and upgrades add up to a lot. 6 years of live is like $200.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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