landmark for Sony and it’s six year old console. The PlayStation 3 has
just reached 70 million consoles sold as November 4, 2012. This is less
than six years after the console was launched. The PlayStation Move
motion controller has also surpassed 15 million units, which in my
opinion is pretty impressive. That’s about 1 in every 4th PS3 owner has a
In September 2012, Sony launched the slimmer version of the PlayStation 3, which apparently has been received well by
the consumers according to the press release we got a few moments
back. Cumulative number of software titles for PS3 has now reached
3,590 with more than 595 million units sold worldwide.
PlayStation 3 was first launched in November 2006 with two SKUs priced
at a heft $499 and $599. Some analysts believed that it won’t even sell a
million. But now we are, six years later, Sony must be pretty pleased
with how things have unfolded for them. Their 10 year plan seems to be
track and I won’t be surprised if they managed to sell a 100 million
units by the end of that period.
What do you guys think? Will Sony
PlayStation 3 reach the glorious 100 million mark just like it’s
predecessor i.e. the PlayStation One and PS2. Only time will tell.
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