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  • Sony sells 9.24 million PS3s in 2007; reveals forecast for '08

    Sony Corporation has announced that it sold approximately 9.24 million PlayStation 3 consoles in the financial year ended March 31, further adding that it plans to sell 10 million during the upcoming 2008 business year. This brings the total number of PS3s sold globally since launch to 12.85 mill...

  • Sony not competing with Microsoft or Nintendo, says Hirai

    Sony Computer Entertainment President Kazuo Hirai has stated he feels the company is not competing directly against Microsoft and Nintendo in the current hardware cycle, and is instead focusing on the entertainment industry as a whole. Speaking to MCV this week, Hirai commented, “I think th...

  • PS3 to be in leadership position by end of cycle, says Hirai

    Sony Computer Entertainment President Kazuo Hirai has stated he is confident the PlayStation 3 will surpass its rivals by the end of machine’s estimated 10-year lifecycle. Speaking to the BBC, Hirai commented, “I am very confident that after the 10-year lifecycle we will have the inst...

  • Reeves: No further PS3 hardware config planned for Europe

    David Reeves, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), has said that the company is not planning on releasing any further hardware configurations for its PlayStation 3 console in the region. Speaking to Videogaming247.com at the PlayStation Day event in London yesterday, Reeves...

  • Hirai admits PS3's first year was "difficult"

    Sony Computer Entertainment President Kazuo Hirai has conceded that the PlayStation 3 experienced a somewhat “difficult” first year on the market, and acknowledged consumers were disappointed with the choice of software available. Speaking at the company’s PlayStation Day event ...

  • PS3 install base reaches 238k in Australia

    Sony Computer Entertainment Australia announced today that the PlayStation 3 has sold 238,000 units in the region since its launch there in March 2007. The figure puts PS3 ahead of its predecessor in terms of first year sales in the territory, which sold through 146,000 units during its first 12 ...

  • Sony responds to March NPD figures

    Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has issued a statement in response to March NPD figures, observing 98 per cent year-on-year increase in PlayStation 3 sales. NPD figures released yesterday revealed that the PS3 sold 257,000 units for the month of March 2008; edged out slightly by the Xb...

  • Have a spare PS3? Trade it for a goat!

    Ahoy citizens of smoggy San Francisco! Do you happen to have a superfluous PlayStation 3 lying around? Do you love the cute and cuddly animals of the world? If so, one Craigslist user has a proposition you simply can't pass up: "Don't have much, especially with this darn economy, but willing...

  • PS3 to outsell 360 in March, says Pachter

    Speaking ahead of NPD Group figures for March, Wedbush Morgan analyst has said that the PlayStation 3 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox 360 for the third consecutive month in North America. Speaking in a note to investors today, Pachter forecast PS3 sales at 365,000 units, edging out the Xbox 360 a...

  • Japanese PS3 sales top two million

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 console has passed the two million sales mark in its native Japan, as the company enjoys yet another week of strong sales in the territory. Data obtained by Media Create shows that the flagship console sold 11,303 units for the week ended April 6, passing the two millio...

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