PS3 shipments surpass 70 million, PSMove surpasses 15 million

#1
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.
 
#2
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.
 
#9
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

The Most Dangerous Yes Man
#10
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. :/
 
#13
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.
 
#16
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

ADD New Gen Gamer
#17
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.
 
#18
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/2011-09-14-ps3-worldwide-sales-reach-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.
 

commish

Jason Kidd murdered my dog in cold blood!
#20
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

Todd Howard's Secret GAF Account
#21
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!
 
#25
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.
 
#29
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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#30
I don't believe it, SONY is doomed, am I right?
(lol)
 
#31
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.
 
#33
#34
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.
 
#35
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!
 
#40
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.

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.
 
#45
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)...
 
#50
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.