PlayStation®3 Sales Reach 70 Million Units Worldwide
Sales of PlayStation®Move Motion Controller Surpass 15 Million Units Worldwide
TOKYO, Nov. 16, 2012
TOKYO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE)
today announced that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer
entertainment system reached a milestone of 70 million units^*1 worldwide as
of November 4, 2012 – less than six years after the platform launched in 2006.
SCE also announced that sales of the PlayStation®Move motion controller
surpassed 15 million units^*1 worldwide as of November 11, demonstrating
continued growth and momentum of the PS3® platform.
The PS3® system has delivered high quality, award-winning entertainment
experiences since its launch. Throughout its lifecycle, the PS3® system has
continued to evolve with more streamlined design, larger Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
capacity, and new features through software updates. In September 2012, SCE
launched the new PS3® system, which has a reduced volume and weight of more
than 50 percent compared to the original PS3® model, and of 25 percent and 20
percent respectively compared to the slim PS3 model launched in 2009. The new
PS3® has been well received by consumers around the world.
Along with the introduction of PS3® in November 2006, SCE launched
PlayStation®Network, which now operates in 59 countries and regions^*2 around
the world. PlayStation Network supports free community-centric online
gameplay, exclusive games from independent developers and major publishers,
and a broad range of entertainment applications across movies, music, and
sports. PS3 owners can access 170,000 downloadable digital content including
57,000 game content worldwide from PlayStation Network^*3. In October 2012,
SCE redesigned PlayStation®Store for PS3®, offering a more streamlined and
accessible store experience, including a stunning new user interface, simple
search, and powerful content discovery. The new store is now available in
Europe and North and Latin America with more countries and regions to follow.
PlayStation®Plus, the subscription service package on PlayStation®Store that
offers exclusive benefits such as discounts on games or online storage for
game saves, started to offer an "Instant Game Collection" in North America and
Europe in July 2012. The Instant Game Collection enables PS Plus members to
enjoy popular titles from third party developers and publishers as well as SCE
Worldwide Studios at no extra cost.SCE has also enhanced the content offering
for PS Plus members in Japan in November.
Introduced in September 2010, the PlayStation®Move motion controller that
enables users to intuitively play games is now supported by a wide range of
titles with more than 400 as of November 2012, including Sports Champions 2,
LittleBigPlanet Karting (Sony Computer Entertainment). Additionally, this
month marks the global launch of Wonderbook™, a new peripheral that delivers
the next evolution of storytelling and a unique experience exclusively on PS3.
Wonderbook^*4 uses the PlayStation®Eye camera to take augmented reality to
spectacular new places, while drawing players into new worlds and allowing
them to interact with stories as they tilt or rotate it, or simply turn the
PS3® has gained tremendous support from 3rd party developers and publishers
worldwide. Cumulative number of software titles for PS3® reached 3,590 with
more than 595 million units sold worldwide^*6. More exciting and attractive
new titles are to be released from third party developers and publishers as
well as SCE Worldwide Studios, including Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft
Entertainment.), Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision, Inc), PlayStation
All-Stars Battle Royale (Sony Computer Entertainment), towards the holiday
season. In addition, software titles that support "cross platform feature"
such as LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross Controller Pack, PlayStation, Sly Cooper:
Thieves in Time (Sony Computer Entertainment) are also expected to be
released.With these titles, SCE will deliver a ground-breaking gaming
experience by leveraging the capabilities of both PS3® and PlayStation®Vita.
SCE will continue to further expand the PS3® platform and create a world of
computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation.
*1 Sell-in number
*2 As of September 30, 2012.
*3 As of November 14, 2012.
*4 Title which only needs PS Eye and Wonderbook to enjoy will become
*5 Wonderbook launced on November 13 in North America and on November 14
in Europe/PAL territories
*6 As of September 30, 2012.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of
consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®)
computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld
entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system
and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has
revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994.
PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked
entertainment.PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to
enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo
audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell
Broadband Engine and RSX processors.PS Vita is an ultimate portable
entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming
and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the
PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile,
a cross device platform.Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its
affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony
Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer
Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes,
markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party
licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide
SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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