PS3 has already outsold last year with 6 months to go

PSUni: Worldwide sales of the PlayStation 3 have been heating up since the release of the PS3 Slim. Sony basically leaked the redesign and its price cut with their projection of 13 million PS3 sales worldwide by the end of their 2009 fiscal year. That target is likely to be exceeded, but with the results we have so far, things are definitely looking up for the console.

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unrealgamer582952d ago


Persistantthug2952d ago

Sony's Fiscal Year just ended on MARCH 31.

What the hell are these guys talking about?

techie2952d ago

Read it...

"By looking at Sony’s fiscal results as compared to Microsoft’s financial year, which ends June 30th, our original report shows that sales of the PS3 in the 2008-09 year close out at 9.6 million units."

"Sony’s fiscal year actually starts three month’s earlier than Microsoft’s on April 1st, but the advantage of using the above scale is that it allows us to see how successful the PS3 Slim has actually been. The console’s slim factor, which has recently been taken one step further, was released on September 1st and thus the above table shows its resultant boost."

joydestroy2952d ago

are you f-ing serious!? if that's true, that's just ridiculous. i hope the trend continues.

Mo0eY2952d ago

Sony's plan with the release of the PS3 Slim and their back-to-back-to-back exclusives seem to have paid off. I cannot wait to see what the next six months hold.

lokiroo4202952d ago


Nicholas Cage2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )


EDIT:(CANT STAY OUT OF PS3 ARTICLES)lets see if my prediction comes true ;)


Persistantthug2952d ago

I'm tired....Maybe I need a nap.

darthv722952d ago

this is what happens when a little desperation pays off. Good for sony but they are still teh DOOOOOOOMED!!!


Redrum0592952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

then that would be impressive seeing how sony is getting those numbers with little advertisement and no scamming what-so-ever (1million bans). i usualy dont care for numbers and sells but if this means that sony gets to have more money to pump out more high quality exclusives that cant be done on other consoles, then im all for it.

to those above, get back to your caves. get, get,... damn trolls

darthv722952d ago

in that pic it shows the person wearing white gloves on a "MATTE FINISH" PS3???? I can see the gloves for the shiny piano black model but the matte is meant to not show prints.

I just thought it was funny.

HolyOrangeCows2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

Holy cow! The Ps3 could jump the gap by the early next year.

Spajza2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

10M every year.. good enough =) don't forget that PS3 is still most expensive console on the market.

Hanif-8762952d ago

The PS3 is like a fat boy compared to a slim one. Hense, the slim will go faster, longer and kicks anything that passes by (Xbox360) :-)

blitz06232952d ago

And that's with shortages too. Good job Sony

Kratos Spartan2952d ago

did you do that on purpose? That made me laugh. bubs to ya that was hilarious

sikbeta2952d ago

Great For Sony, More PS3 Owners, More Amazing Games, Bigger PS Community, Epic WIN For all...

HolyOrangeCows2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

Coincidental, though, I admit I realized it before I posted. I'll return the favor and +bubs you back.

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solar2952d ago

cool. but ps3 owners like myself are still not giving exclusives the love they should receive.

kws10652952d ago

but it is more expensive than priced. Amazon sells 120GB at 370 bucks and it's ridiculous!

shawnsl652952d ago

Rumor has it, the blu-ray is not needed?

Hill_billy2952d ago

That quote brings me back a few years. lol

It sure is funny to see those phrases today since BD has become such a home staple. I have actually sold most of my DVD's for BD movies and will have completely converted my DVD library over to BD by the end of this year. Not that I hate DVD but BD is just to pretty and now you can get BD's for cheap everywhere online. Oh, and I only had about 200 movies to work with so it's not been all that hard.

Anywho, it sure is cool to see Sony come out on top with the BD format since they had so many failed formats. They needed to win and it shows how well they planned it out based on how successful it has become.

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BubbleSystemSuck2952d ago

Im very happy... want to see if in America, Wii buyers prefer a "HD" experience and buy Move...

In japan... OMG!!!!

cmrbe2952d ago

However at least i know it's appplicable to hardcore as much as for the casuals. We will see.

techie2952d ago

With a price cut - Move could steal quite a few million potential Wii consumers.

DaTruth2952d ago

Who doesn't have a Wii already that will ever get one???

BubbleSystemSuck2952d ago

lol.. just check NPD...

And i say HD experience... and more acurate

Consoldtobots2952d ago

Wii sales are the best thing that can happen to MOVE. I mean the Wii has some SERIOUSLY disappointing graphics. It sells HD just fine.

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Anarki2952d ago

That's very impressive...

techie2952d ago

Indeed, wonder what the year will end up looking like. I'm guessing 2.5 million for Q3 and 2 million for Q4 - so that would be 14.2 million. Not bad.

On Sony's fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) Last year will be 13 million...and this year will be, well, 15 million maybe.

Anarki2952d ago

Yeah, especially with Gran Turismo 5, potentially the biggest selling game on the PS... This year is truly a turning year for gaming imho...

sikbeta2952d ago

Man, GT5 is [THE] System Seller, Huge Numbers for Sony when that Game Come Out and an Epic Game To Enjoy...

The Lazy One2952d ago

Q3 and Q4 were the last 2 quarters...

We're in Q1 right meow on sony's calendar.

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GenghisKhan2952d ago

time for m$ to launch its crapbox 720

here's my E3 prediction: m$ will release natal on its next gen console, not on the 3fixme.

NateNater2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

Natal IS Microsoft's next console. Well at least that's how they've treated it ever since it was announced.

Wrathman2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

hardly news worthy.

these "numbers" (i'll use quotations because they arent official) show the slim effect from last year.and they clearly state that sonys fiscal year starts prior to MS's.3months.thats a quarter of a year.

and what that does is..clearly confuses fanboys on here into thinking that the ps3 is doing better than it is.

and ill kindly refer you to this article.explains a lot.slim launches and trade-ins sky-rocket

avengers19782952d ago

This great news. Everyone pray that sony has plenty of systems on shelves when GT 5 comes out. It should push there sales even higher.

techie2952d ago

Wrathman - the numbers ARE official. They are from Sony's own financial results.

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krouse932952d ago

This is great news Sony has some awesome momentum right now releasing exclusive upon groundbreaking exclusive

Anarki2952d ago

Yes.. not to mention, they're now making profit on all these sales. Which is something new for Sony who hasn't made profit on a console since ps2 xD

DaTruth2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

PSP has been making a profit for years not to mention you're speaking of PS2 in the past tense when it's still selling.