PlayStation 3 hits 6 million sales worldwide
- Posted July 28th, 2007 at 09:20 EDT by Seb Hayes
- 40 Comments
We recently reported that Sony had sold 4.48 Million PlayStation 3's Worldwide, but this figure was in fact a little dated (being up until Q1 2007) and we are now almost in Q3. New information from the Australian Sony 'Experience More' event, held in Sydney, revealed by Sony puts the actual figures at approximately 6 million units sold.
Image Courtesy of IGN.com
Down under the PlayStation has sold 64,000 units and Sony Computer Entertainment MD Michael Ephraim explained to the audience that “on a slow week, the PS3 was selling around 2,500 units - putting it ahead of all other direct console competitors in the market.”
In related news according to Carl Rose, the Managing Director of Sony Australia - Blu-ray is dominating the market in Australia, with roughly 80 percent of all HD content (excluding PS3 games) being sold on Blu-ray discs, rather than on HD DVD.
Right now, there are 107 Blu-ray titles on the market, and with adoption rates now reaching "a satisfactory level", Sony promises to double that number by Christmas. This comes in light of this morning's announcement that retail chain Target would only be stocking Blu-ray players and discs, rubbing a little more salt in the wound of the competing high definition format.
- 4:28am EDT - July 28th, 2007
so now its 6m sales worldwide?
- 4:33am EDT - July 28th, 2007
- 4:46am EDT - July 28th, 2007
in july ps3 sold out everywhere,becouse 100 price cut,numero uno in e3,mgs4 demo,kz2 trailer.upcomings games-lair,heavenly sword,graw2,home,warhawk
- 5:24am EDT - July 28th, 2007
lol we aussie, love our sony! LOVE SONY!! LOVE!!!
- 5:33am EDT - July 28th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... wow i was impressed with 4.48 mill but this is unbelieveable just shows what a little price cut can do
- 5:54am EDT - July 28th, 2007
OH YEAH!!!Take that "direct console competittors" aka Xbox 360 is dead
- 5:58am EDT - July 28th, 2007
< --------------------the red ring of death skull says d'oh. Way 2 go Sony!!! You're not done you still have to crush the backstabbers who (back in 80's) backstabbed ya. We know who.... did you know what... to you know who... and that was truly truly messed up. I was a big fan of "them". Would've been nice to see a merger... i saw the console protype. "They" was the love of my life. But i had to grow up. Thank You for not going with "them"... you're doing good all by your lonesome. I didn't really like you @ 1st. You were trying to compete with "them. But i had to say so long like Mr. Rogers, only... i wasn't coming back. I'm down with you now. These numbers above is just the beginning. Doubters get left behind to just doubt. Show em what you got. Props to Morpheus and the PSU crew... keep up the good work. Thanks for ALL of your efforts... somebody should tell y'all.... might as well be me.
primalbreath | jdawg222
- 6:01am EDT - July 28th, 2007
its only a matter of time before it sells as much as the ps2
- 6:20am EDT - July 28th, 2007
that might happen sometime in the holiday season... you with all these great games coming out... PS3 FTW!
- 6:25am EDT - July 28th, 2007
I Have to say pretty good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 6:57am EDT - July 28th, 2007
Anyone notice that it's been at 6,000,000 units worldwide since March 2007? Is that sold to consumers or retailers? To think that it be consumers and only announced now, you'd come to understand that it should be beyond 6m units sold worldwide now (late July 2007).
- 7:01am EDT - July 28th, 2007
great news lets hope that the ps3 will continue this current trend
- 7:09am EDT - July 28th, 2007
well i think at this rate the ps3 would have overtaken 360 and wii by the end of this year
- 7:41am EDT - July 28th, 2007
Awesome! Great news for Sony and PSfans as well..... Im a PSfan.
- 9:02am EDT - July 28th, 2007
Nice! Now let's just triple that Number and topple Microsoft again!
- 9:29am EDT - July 28th, 2007
I hope that is sold in retail. If thats true, they need to make sure veryone updates there numbers.
Alti | alti
- 9:37am EDT - July 28th, 2007
I........... reaallllyyyy doubt that's the number sold... lol. its twice than that on VG chartz.
woy | FIREKNIGHT2029
- 10:38am EDT - July 28th, 2007
I hope this are sold not shipped. It'll be awesome if it has actually sold 6 million.
- 11:31am EDT - July 28th, 2007
i think sony would be more accurate in counting on how many they sold how does vgacharts get there numbers?? and doesnt all three counsoles go by how many they shipped because its almost impossible and costly to find out how many have been sold cuz i know 360 says they shipped 11 million not sold
- 2:18pm EDT - July 28th, 2007
Best news I've heard in awhile! "Direct competitor" is probably just talking about 360. Go Blu-Ray!!! I knew Sony would pick a winnng format sooner or later. Thank you Target!
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