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15 Apr 2011
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PlayStation 3 sales reach 50million worldwide.

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Just got this press release from SCEE. Good stuff.

 

PLAYSTATION®3 SALES REACH 50 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE

Sales of PlayStation®Move motion controller for PlayStation®3 (PS3®) surpass 8 million units worldwide, accelerating the expansion of the PS3 Platform.


Tokyo, April 15, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system reached a milestone of 50 million units*1*1 worldwide, as of March 29, 2011. SCE also announced that PlayStation®Move sales surpassed 8 million units worldwide as of April 3, demonstrating continued growth and momentum of the PS3 platform.


The PS3 system, equipped with future proof cutting-edge technologies including the powerful Cell Broadband EngineTM and RSX® processors as well as the Blu-ray discTM (BD) player and HDMI, has delivered users with high-definition and high quality entertainment experience since its launch in November 2006. The PS3 system continues to evolve and enhance the user experience through new features and services delivered via software updates.


Concurrently with the introduction of PS3, SCE launched PlayStation®Network service which now has more than 75 million registered accounts and operates in 59 countries and regions*2 around the world. PlayStation Network supports free community-centric online gameplay and communication tools such as PlayStation®Home*3, and offers vast downloadable digital content through PlayStation®Store, from games to movies of more than 32,840content totaling to 105,988 digital content worldwide. In September 2009, SCE launched the new slimmer and lighter PS3 system with new form factor and less power consumption that has been well received by users around the world.


To further expand entertainment experience only possible on PS3, stereoscopic 3D game and Blu-ray 3DTM*4 in April and September 2010 respectively. The feature enables users to enjoy stunningly realistic stereoscopic 3D in their living room on their PS3 system by simply connecting it to a 3D-compatible TV such as 3D "BRAVIA" TV using an HDMI cable. The number of stereoscopic 3D software titles has reached to 89 as of April 1 in 2011. features were introduced to the system via a free system software update


SCE launched PlayStation Move in September 2010 for North America, Europe/PAL territories and in Asia, and in October 2010 for Japan to deliver a new entertainment experience across all categories of games, from casual to immersive. The PlayStation Move motion controller is used in combination with the PlayStation®Eye camera to detect the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of the user, thereby allowing users to intuitively play as if they are within the game. The number of PlayStation Move supported/dedicated software titles has reached to 155 as of March 24 in 2011, including titles such as Sports Champions, SingStar Dance and Killzone3*5 PlayStation Move continues to further expand the new gameplay along with variety of upcoming new PlayStation Move titles for 2011including SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs*6


With strong support from 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide, PS3 features a vast library of more than 2,128 software titles with more than 480 million units sold worldwide*7. Recently released blockbuster franchise titles from first party studios include Grand Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet2 and KILLZONE 3.


SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment.

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thats great news, now how many of those 50 million units were bought by customers replacing faulty ps3s because of ylod or faulty disk drives, theirs a lot of sensitive information their lol
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Re: PlayStation 3 sales reach 50million worldwide.

 


JOHNY--BRAVO wrote:
thats great news, now how many of those 50 million units were bought by customers replacing faulty ps3s because of ylod or faulty disk drives, theirs a lot of sensitive information their lol

 

500,000 at most....

(1%)

 

Unlike the 40% of Microsoft's numbers (20m units)

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Re: PlayStation 3 sales reach 50million worldwide.

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R0ckMuncher22 wrote:

 


JOHNY--BRAVO wrote:
thats great news, now how many of those 50 million units were bought by customers replacing faulty ps3s because of ylod or faulty disk drives, theirs a lot of sensitive information their lol

 

500,000 at most....

(1%)

 

Unlike the 40% of Microsoft's numbers (20m units)


I'm finding it difficult to decide which figure I find more hilariously untrue. Either way you are really living in a fantasy-land if you think that only 1% of PS3's have some sort of failure.

 

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Re: PlayStation 3 sales reach 50million worldwide.

 


DrTrouserPlank wrote:

 


R0ckMuncher22 wrote:

 


JOHNY--BRAVO wrote:
thats great news, now how many of those 50 million units were bought by customers replacing faulty ps3s because of ylod or faulty disk drives, theirs a lot of sensitive information their lol

 

500,000 at most....

(1%)

 

Unlike the 40% of Microsoft's numbers (20m units)


I'm finding it difficult to decide which figure I find more hilariously untrue. Either way you are really living in a fantasy-land if you think that only 1% of PS3's have some sort of failure.

 


 

Because?  I'm guessing your measure is number of forum threads....  Which is  fantasy-land

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Re: PlayStation 3 sales reach 50million worldwide.

1). You didn't include the small print which details what is meant by *1, *2, *3 etc. That is VERY important and your information is now bordering on misguidance because of it.

2). Everyone knows (except the second poster) that the 1% figure for YLODS is false as it was confirmed by retailers and insurers. Sony won't release the actual amount because they said it is "commercially sensitive"

3). How many of those 70 million+ accounts are people's alts or can be considered as active?

I must emphasise here, without the small print, that information is useless and misleading.
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awesome news @DeathroW22 tho is it units sold or shipped ? :smileyhappy:
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Re: PlayStation 3 sales reach 50million worldwide.

 


R0ckMuncher22 schreef:

 


DrTrouserPlank wrote:

 


R0ckMuncher22 wrote:

 


JOHNY--BRAVO wrote:
thats great news, now how many of those 50 million units were bought by customers replacing faulty ps3s because of ylod or faulty disk drives, theirs a lot of sensitive information their lol

 

500,000 at most....

(1%)

 

Unlike the 40% of Microsoft's numbers (20m units)


I'm finding it difficult to decide which figure I find more hilariously untrue. Either way you are really living in a fantasy-land if you think that only 1% of PS3's have some sort of failure.

 


 

Because?  I'm guessing your measure is number of forum threads....  Which is  fantasy-land


 

5 out of 7 friends of mine (not forum mites or people on my PS3 friend list) had the YLOD happen to them. All of them with the PS3 Phat.

I therefore find it hard to believe it's only 1%. Too coincidental in my opinion.

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Average electronic device fail rate is about 2%, and both PS3 and 360 are above that. There are more than 500,000 that went nuclear. It's kinda scary that with the 2% industry average that would be 1,000,000 dead consoles, the precentage sounds fine but the number translation sounds onimous :smileyvery-happy:
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Wow....thats a lot of consoles...and 8 million for move...very nice indeed.

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