Sony has just released their fiscal records for the first quarter of 2007. The records included both past sales (not consoles shipped but actually sold at retail) and their future projections.
A total of 4.48 million PS3's have been sold at retail thus far, with a mere 0.71 million of that number sold during Q1 2007. Regardless, Sony still projects 10.29 million sales during the following three quarters. Should that approximation hold true a total of 14.5 million PS3's will be out in the wild following the close of Q4 2007 (March 2008).
Sales of Sony's other two consoles, PS2 and PSP, fared far better than their black behemoth friend. PS2 sales reached a staggering 2.7 million during Q1 2007, 0.4 million more than the same time last year. PSP reached an impressive 2.14 million units sold ( .7 million unit increase from Q1 2006), proving that it and the DS can live profitably side by side. The PS2 and the PSP are expected to sell 10 and 9 million units for the rest of the 2007 fiscal year.