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PS3 global sales rocket to 47.9 million

Posted February 3rd, 2011 at 09:43 EDT by Mike Harradence

Sony Corp. announced today that its flagship console, PlayStation 3, sold 6.3 million units during the three months ending December 31, representing a decline of 0.2 million units year-on-year.

The figure brings life-to-date sales of the high-end machine to 47.9 million units worldwide, snapping at the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which has moved 50 million units to date.

Elsewhere, the hardware manufacturer confirmed that PSP shifted 3.6 million units during the same period, down 0.6 million year-on-year. PS2, meanwhile, moved 2.1 million.

Despite this, Sony recorded significant software sales in Q3, with 57.6 million PS3 titles sold in the period compared to 29.3 million previously.

PSP software sales also spiked, with 16.5 million games sold during the quarter in comparison to the same period in 2009. However, the same can’t be said for PS2, with game sales slumping from 11.2 million in 2009 to 5.3 million this year.

Finally, the firm’s Networked Products and Services division extended Q3 profit from 19.5 billion yen to 45.7 billion yen year-on-year, Sony confirmed.

http://www.psu.com/PS3-global-sales-rocket-to-479-million--a010567-p0.php



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Sony is making a very nice comeback indeed. A $199.99 PS3 would break the foudation of the world!



Wagram said:

Sony is making a very nice comeback indeed. A $199.99 PS3 would break the foudation of the world!


It's all about this:

"...Sony recorded significant software sales in Q3, with 57.6 million PS3 titles sold in the period compared to 29.3 million previously."

The Games!



So it is now only 3m behind the 360 {shipped}, I think there is a good chance that it could pass it at the end of this year



theres already 2 threads...



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Ok i just noticed something with the PS3 numbers which don't add up. Or it could just be me being a mong!

They just said on the same quarter last year that PS3 numbers are down 0.2m.

Meaning for the same quater last year PS3 shipped 6.5m. Because if it did 6.3m adding 0.2m = 6.5m, right?

BUT

We now go look at the VGC numbers for the period from October to december 2009

6.9m PS3's sold.....

So even by Sony's own words VGC had it over-tracked by at 400k in the oct-dec quarter of 2009 http://www.vgchartz.com/hwtable.php?cons[]=PS3&reg[]=Total&start=40097&end=40181

 

Which means those additional 400k did not exist. They were not made thus not included in the shipped numbers.

Is that right?



Wagram said:

Sony is making a very nice comeback indeed. A $199.99 PS3 would break the foudation of the world!


Indeed it would ^^ ill have 2 please :P



Yeah i know my spelling sucks but im dysgraphic so live with it :3    

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Hyruken said:

Ok i just noticed something with the PS3 numbers which don't add up. Or it could just be me being a mong!

They just said on the same quarter last year that PS3 numbers are down 0.2m.

Meaning for the same quater last year PS3 shipped 6.5m. Because if it did 6.3m adding 0.2m = 6.5m, right?

BUT

We now go look at the VGC numbers for the period from October to december 2009

6.9m PS3's sold.....

So even by Sony's own words VGC had it over-tracked by at 400k in the oct-dec quarter of 2009 http://www.vgchartz.com/hwtable.php?cons[]=PS3&reg[]=Total&start=40097&end=40181

 

Which means those additional 400k did not exist. They were not made thus not included in the shipped numbers.

Is that right?

LTD is right will be okay

maybe some week overtracked some week undertracked



Go Sony go!



Hyruken said:

Ok i just noticed something with the PS3 numbers which don't add up. Or it could just be me being a mong!

They just said on the same quarter last year that PS3 numbers are down 0.2m.

Meaning for the same quater last year PS3 shipped 6.5m. Because if it did 6.3m adding 0.2m = 6.5m, right?

BUT

We now go look at the VGC numbers for the period from October to december 2009

6.9m PS3's sold.....

So even by Sony's own words VGC had it over-tracked by at 400k in the oct-dec quarter of 2009 http://www.vgchartz.com/hwtable.php?cons[]=PS3&reg[]=Total&start=40097&end=40181

 

Which means those additional 400k did not exist. They were not made thus not included in the shipped numbers.

Is that right?


Oct -Dec 2011 has 360 and 7.2 yet it shipped 6.3

my explianation for the slight variations is that consoles from the previous Q have been sold during the holidays 

but for MS it doesnt add up b/c they were supply constrant Q july-sep there must not have been many Q july-sept consoles to have sold 1M more then there shipped Q Oct-Dec



                                                             

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