1.2 million PS3s sold since Black Friday
- Posted January 6th, 2008 at 18:18 EDT by
- 24 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that they had sold over 3.9 million units of PlayStation hardware in North America since Black Friday. So that's from November 23rd till December 31, 2007. Out of 3.9 million the PlayStation 2 sold over 1.3 million units, the PlayStation Portable over 1.4 million units, and the PlayStation 3 over 1.2 million units. Keep in mind that these numbers are North America only.
"The PlayStation brand ended the year in a very strong position and clearly indicates more positive momentum going into 2008. We are particularly pleased to have sold through 1.2 million units of PS3 during the holiday selling season," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "The strong PS3 sales also further establish Blu-ray's dominant position as the high-definition medium of choice for games and movies. Consumers are clearly responding to the expanding multimedia capabilities and a great line-up of over 200 games."
This is it for PlayStation for now, probably more news to come from CES as the Sony press conference approaches. Stay tuned!
- 1:21pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Now this is what I want to hear
- 1:29pm EST - January 6th, 2008
2008 IS the year of the PS3!!
- 1:46pm EST - January 6th, 2008
PSN ID: Ant-Money909......Yeah, 2008 is the year of the PS-Triple. Blu-Ray won the Hi-Def war and we have some really great exclusive games coming out this year. The PS3 will outsell the XBox weak60 this year!!!!
- 1:53pm EST - January 6th, 2008
psn id: gingo... those are some great numbers from all the sony consoles but especially happy now that more than 1 million ps3s were sold during this time period and soon playstation should have an online ommunity to rival the xbox or so i hope because we need more people talking and chatting in games
- 2:33pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Awesome.. what are the numbers in the rest of the world though ?
- 2:34pm EST - January 6th, 2008
yeah , 2008 is ours
- 2:38pm EST - January 6th, 2008
psn id J08hawks
- 2:49pm EST - January 6th, 2008
the SONY takeover has begin .......
- 3:14pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Very good news
- 3:47pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Good boost for both PS3 and PSP.
And worldwide that puts it close to 9 million sold.
Hopefully they aren't as far behind the 360 and Wii as usual, expect huge numbers there too.
- 4:57pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Yeah with all these HD-DVD downfalls the PS3 will surely outsell it this upcoming year. BUT it will not outsell the Wii. Maybe in 2009. Depends on how many good games come out for the Wii. After Smash Bros Brawl what do they really have?
- 5:10pm EST - January 6th, 2008
well done sony
- 5:27pm EST - January 6th, 2008
more people to have online and more people to beat.
- 5:34pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Wow not bad if I do say so myself. ;)
- 6:03pm EST - January 6th, 2008
With MS and Nintendo using their big titles already, PS3 will start to slaughter sells on a monthly basis beginning with the first exclusive that comes out!!!
- 6:08pm EST - January 6th, 2008
very good sales, it's great to hear the ps2 selling as good as it is even after 7 years.
Off topic: For those who complain about 40gb having no BC. Well if you really want to play ps2 games buy a 40gb ps3 and then buy a ps2 it equals qhat an 80gb is worth. 40gb PS3=$399 + PS2+$100 = 499.00 Which also equals an 80gb.
- 6:42pm EST - January 6th, 2008
pshhh,wait till mgs 4 and gta IV comes out..ohh man people are gonna be busy getting a ps3 to play those games!!
- 7:42pm EST - January 6th, 2008
Wait to celebrate until the 360 numbers are announced.
- 8:08pm EST - January 6th, 2008
psn id: Muzikguy...Where are they coming up with the 200 games? I can only count around 40
- 9:13pm EST - January 6th, 2008
2008 looks to be a bright year for Sony. Here's to a hopeful year for the PS3! *raises glass*
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