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Takao
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Have you heard the good news about Medabots?!
(11-16-2012, 06:22 AM)
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http://scei.co.jp/corporate/release/121116_e.html


Tokyo, November 16, 2012–Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system reached a milestone of 70 million units*1 worldwide as of November 4, 2012 – less than six years after the platform launched in 2006. SCE also announced that sales of the PlayStation®Move motion controller surpassed 15 million units*1 worldwide as of November 11, demonstrating continued growth and momentum of the PS3® platform.

The PS3® system has delivered high quality, award-winning entertainment experiences since its launch. Throughout its lifecycle, the PS3® system has continued to evolve with more streamlined design, larger Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity, and new features through software updates. In September 2012, SCE launched the new PS3® system, which has a reduced volume and weight of more than 50 percent compared to the original PS3® model, and of 25 percent and 20 percent respectively compared to the slim PS3® model launched in 2009. The new PS3® has been well received by consumers around the world.

Along with the introduction of PS3® in November 2006, SCE launched PlayStation®Network, which now operates in 59 countries and regions*2 around the world. PlayStation®Network supports free community-centric online gameplay, exclusive games from independent developers and major publishers, and a broad range of entertainment applications across movies, music, and sports. PS3® owners can access 170,000 downloadable digital content including 57,000 game content worldwide from PlayStation®Network*3. In October 2012, SCE redesigned PlayStation®Store for PS3®, offering a more streamlined and accessible store experience, including a stunning new user interface, simple search, and powerful content discovery. The new store is now available in Europe and North and Latin America with more countries and regions to follow.

PlayStation®Plus, the subscription service package on PlayStation®Store that offers exclusive benefits such as discounts on games or online storage for game saves, started to offer an “Instant Game Collection” in North America and Europe in July 2012. The Instant Game Collection enables PS Plus members to enjoy popular titles from third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios at no extra cost. SCE has also enhanced the content offering for PS Plus members in Japan in November.

Introduced in September 2010, the PlayStation®Move motion controller that enables users to intuitively play games is now supported by a wide range of titles with more than 400 as of November 2012, including Sports Champions, Everybody's Golf 5, and Sorcery (Sony Computer Entertainment). Additionally, this month marks the global launch of Wonderbook™, a new peripheral that delivers the next evolution of storytelling and a unique experience exclusively on PS3®. Wonderbook*4 uses the PlayStation®Eye camera to take augmented reality to spectacular new places, while drawing players into new worlds and allowing them to interact with stories as they tilt or rotate it, or simply turn the pages*5.

PS3® has gained tremendous support from 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide. Cumulative number of software titles for PS3® reached 3,590 with more than 595 million units sold worldwide*6. More exciting and attractive new titles are to be released from third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios, including RYU-GA-GOTOKU 5 (SEGA Corporation), Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (TECMO KOEI GAMES CO.,LTD.) towards the holiday season. In addition, software titles that support “cross platform feature” such as Everybody's Golf 6, LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross Controller Pack(Sony Computer Entertainment) are also expected to be released. With these titles, SCE will deliver a ground-breaking gaming experience by leveraging the capabilities of both PS3® and PlayStation®Vita.

SCE will continue to further expand the PS3® platform and create a world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation®.

*1 Sell-in number

*2 As of September 30, 2012.

*3 As of November 14, 2012.

*4 Title which only needs PS Eye and Wonderbook to enjoy will become available.

*5 Wonderbook launced on November 13 in North America and on November 14 in Europe/PAL territories.

*6 As of September 30, 2012.

Man
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(11-16-2012, 06:24 AM)
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I guess they will comfortably reach 80m before PS4 launches next year then.
An obvious spring price cut (with slim v.1 gone) to $199 should help as well.
DeaconKnowledge
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(11-16-2012, 06:25 AM)
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Good numbers.

Wonder when Sony is going to start transitioning to PS4. They don't want to cut off PS3 viability too early.
Loudninja
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(11-16-2012, 06:25 AM)
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Nice!

I am glad to see more and more Move support.
coldfoot
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(11-16-2012, 06:25 AM)
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What about that OTHER gaming system by Sony? It's obviously less important than Wonderbook.
baekshi
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(11-16-2012, 06:26 AM)
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Would have been easily over 80 if the price dropped.
Takao
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(11-16-2012, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by coldfoot

What about that OTHER gaming system by Sony? It's obviously less important than Wonderbook.

The PS2? After 150 million I don't think any other milestone sounds as nice. ;P
coldfoot
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(11-16-2012, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

The PS2? After 150 million I don't think any other milestone sounds as nice. ;P

I meant Sony's NEWEST gaming system :)
Man-is-Obsolete
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(11-16-2012, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man

I guess they will comfortably reach 80m before PS4 launches next year then.

As crazy as it sounds the PS3 could end up at 90 million when it is all said and done. One day it will find it's place as a $99-$149 blu ray player and media device with an incredible catalog of games. PS2 enjoyed this type of treatment for a very long time, up until last year I think it was.
hateradio
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(11-16-2012, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man-is-Obsolete

As crazy as it sounds the PS3 could end up at 90 million when it is all said and done. One day it will find it's place as a $99-$149 blu ray player and media device with an incredible catalog of games. PS2 enjoyed this type of treatment for a very long time, up until last year I think it was.

I wish this would be it next year. $200 or less for a PS3 would be good. The new model is overpriced. :/
Takao
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(11-16-2012, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by coldfoot

I meant Sony's NEWEST gaming system :)

no positive milestone of note has been surpassed
DiscoJer
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(11-16-2012, 06:32 AM)
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Getting close to the PSP (which apparently has sold 71.4 million as of last year), guess it will pass it this year.

But still, according to that article that mentioned the PSP sales last year

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...h-51-8-million

The PS3 had only sold 52 million by Sept 2011. 18 million in a year and 2 months seems a lot.
KojiKnight
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(11-16-2012, 06:33 AM)
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These numbers would imply 1:5 PS3 owners own move... or that for at least every 5 PS3's on shelves there is at least 1 move... Can't say I've seen either of those things in the wild.
Guevara
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(11-16-2012, 06:34 AM)
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The PS3 was the last console I bought this gen but it ended up being my favorite.
chandoog
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(11-16-2012, 06:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoJer

Getting close to the PSP (which apparently has sold 71.4 million as of last year), guess it will pass it this year.

But still, according to that article that mentioned the PSP sales last year

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...h-51-8-million

The PS3 had only sold 52 million by Sept 2011. 18 million in a year and 2 months seems a lot.

Channel stuffing probably.
Takao
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(11-16-2012, 06:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by KojiKnight

These numbers would imply 1:5 PS3 owners own move... or that for at least every 5 PS3's on shelves there is at least 1 move... Can't say I've seen either of those things in the wild.

People can own multiple Move controllers. An easier way to measure the Move's userbase is to track all PlayStation Eye sales, but even then you have old units from when it was bundled with Eye of Judgment, Eyepet, as well as it being sold separately.
bobbytkc
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(11-16-2012, 06:35 AM)

Originally Posted by KojiKnight

These numbers would imply 1:5 PS3 owners own move... or that for at least every 5 PS3's on shelves there is at least 1 move... Can't say I've seen either of those things in the wild.

Why would you see any of these in the wild? They would be in people's homes.

In any case, Microsoft announced that they reached 70 million near the end of last month, and now Sony did the same. They must be on pretty much equal footing now.
bigtroyjon
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(11-16-2012, 06:35 AM)

Originally Posted by DiscoJer

Getting close to the PSP (which apparently has sold 71.4 million as of last year), guess it will pass it this year.

But still, according to that article that mentioned the PSP sales last year

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...h-51-8-million

The PS3 had only sold 52 million by Sept 2011. 18 million in a year and 2 months seems a lot.

It's a shipped number and they've likely shipped holiday stock through at least the end of the month right now, a really busy time for sales.
Mik_Pad
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(11-16-2012, 06:36 AM)
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What where the last X360 and Wii numbers for comparison?
commish
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(11-16-2012, 06:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by bobbytkc

Why would you see any of these in the wild? They would be in people's homes.

In any case, Microsoft announced that they reached 70 million near the end of last month, and now Sony did the same. They must be on pretty much equal footing now.

That's pretty surprising considering the head start MS got and the insane launch price of the PS3.
BigTnaples
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(11-16-2012, 06:37 AM)
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Impressive, especially after the rough start it had.


Bought mine with MGS4 (bundle), and I have most all major exclusives. All my multiplats are on PC or 360 but the PS3 was definitely worth it for Uncharted, Killzone, MGS, Resistance, LBP, and God of War alone.


Also, it has been heavily used as my BR player!
onQ123
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(11-16-2012, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man

I guess they will comfortably reach 80m before PS4 launches next year then.
An obvious spring price cut (with slim v.1 gone) to $199 should help as well.

could all 3 Consoles (Wii ,PS3 ,360 ) make it over the 100 million mark?
Phoenician_Viking
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(11-16-2012, 06:39 AM)
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The new remodeled PS3 is making a lot of money for Sony. Sony will not lower the price before the holidays for maximum profit.
Bruno MB
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(11-16-2012, 06:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mik_Pad

What where the last X360 and Wii numbers for comparison?

Xbox 360 - 70 million
Wii - 97.18 million
HomerSimpson-Man
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(11-16-2012, 06:42 AM)
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It's pretty insane that both PS3 and 360 haven't even reached the sub-$150 price ranges yet to reach this milestone, with the former have a consistently higher entry price.

I wouldn't be surprised if both got shots at 100 million. PS2 kept selling well into this generation.
XtremeXpider
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(11-16-2012, 06:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mik_Pad

What where the last X360 and Wii numbers for comparison?

70 million for Xbox 360 a month ago: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/...have-been-sold
Oblivion
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(11-16-2012, 06:43 AM)
Are those shipments numbers shipped or sold?
onQ123
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(11-16-2012, 06:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by HomerSimpson-Man

It's pretty insane that both PS3 and 360 haven't even reached the sub-$150 price ranges yet to reach this milestone, with the former have a consistently higher entry price.

I wouldn't be surprised if both got shots at 100 million. PS2 kept selling well into this generation.

Look up!
Speevy
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(11-16-2012, 06:46 AM)
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The PS3 will double the Xbox and Gamecube combined. Hard to believe how far we are from what defined that generation.

An ailing company sells 70 million systems.
SMT
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(11-16-2012, 06:47 AM)
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I don't believe it, SONY is doomed, am I right? (lol)
adelante
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(11-16-2012, 06:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by commish

That's pretty surprising considering the head start MS got and the insane launch price of the PS3.

Let's not forget how Playstation was the bigger brand and MS had to work harder to gain, or rather steal, mind share... especially coming from a generation where they had a far smaller user base.
Brad Grenz
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(11-16-2012, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by XtremeXpider

70 million for Xbox 360 a month ago: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/...have-been-sold

Yeah, they basically hit 70 million one month later than MS. It took them 11 months less to sell that many. There is a good chance the PS3 will be the 2nd best selling console of this generation by year's end.

It's probably time for people to stop acting like PS3 is a distant third place system.
Joni
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(11-16-2012, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

The PS3 will double the Xbox and Gamecube combined. Hard to believe how far we are from what defined that generation.

An ailing company sells 70 million systems.

A third place console doing better than the NES and the SNES who won their generations. It was a really good generation sales wise.
mujun
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(11-16-2012, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by adelante

Let's not forget how Playstation was the bigger brand and MS had to work harder to gain, or rather steal, mind share... especially coming from a generation where they had a far smaller user base.

Facts that don't support your argument are always easier to forget!
Ravage
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(11-16-2012, 06:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

So is it confirmed now that PS3 is second place already?

Not yet, but it's gonna happen very soon i guess.
bobbytkc
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(11-16-2012, 06:53 AM)

Originally Posted by Ravage

Not yet, but it's gonna happen very soon i guess.

Wouldn't matter though. Still pretty much equal to its direct competitor.
Neuromancer
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(11-16-2012, 06:54 AM)
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I need more light gun games before I can qualify the Move as a success.
yurinka
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(11-16-2012, 06:56 AM)
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Good numbers specially considering that still is above $200.
XtremeXpider
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(11-16-2012, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

The PS3 will double the Xbox and Gamecube combined. Hard to believe how far we are from what defined that generation.

An ailing company sells 70 million systems.

But Xbox and GC was nothing compared to PS2. Doubling Xbox and GC is can't compare to PS2 numbers.

Originally Posted by ULTROS!

So is it confirmed now that PS3 is second place already?

No, and it is a little late considering next gen will start in some days.
Last edited by XtremeXpider; 11-16-2012 at 06:59 AM.
adelante
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(11-16-2012, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by mujun

Facts that don't support your argument are always easier to forget!

lol true... but its always good to give people like him the benefit of doubt :p
DR2K
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(11-16-2012, 06:56 AM)
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So about 30 million away from first place. . .
Roland Deschain
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(11-16-2012, 06:59 AM)
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Even if this gets them second place, it's a pyrrhic victory at best.
XtremeXpider
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(11-16-2012, 07:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by DR2K

So about 30 million away from first place. . .

LOL xD

I think the worst is to reach the second place after 6 years, than being on second place during 6 years
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jambo
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(11-16-2012, 07:01 AM)
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Is this the biggest generation yet?

PS3 and 360 will probably finish up at around 75 million each and the Wii will surely break 100 million.

That gives us 250 million total.

Last gen would've been around 211 million I think (PS2 154, Xbox 24, GCN 22, DC 11)...
RSLAEV
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(11-16-2012, 07:02 AM)
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Who the hell owns a Move? anyone here?


How the heck did they sell 15 million of those things?
2real4tv
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(11-16-2012, 07:03 AM)
Great of all systems, promotes competition I just hope all systems retain their identity with their exclusives.
xKilltheMx
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(11-16-2012, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by RSLAEV

Who the hell owns a Move? anyone here?


How the heck did they sell 15 million of those things?

because lightgun games thats how. Resi Evil 5 Gold Edition <3
DeaconKnowledge
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(11-16-2012, 07:03 AM)
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I doubt either conole will see 100 million. Both are winding down heavily despite Sony and MS' best efforts. The market is tapped out.
James Sawyer Ford
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(11-16-2012, 07:03 AM)
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Well deserved. Will probably do PS1 numbers by the end of the gen. And people scoffed when I said the ps3 would likely be second place in two quarters. That's looking very likely at the moment.

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