Sony PS3 Sales Figures: 78% of PS3 users online in Middle East

GamesLatest writes: In a recent PR update, Sony was kind enough to share some local figures with us. Sure, there were the usual big November '09 numbers of 3.8 million PS3s selling worldwide and over 38 million users on their PSN service, but some numbers also showed up that piqued our interest.

The entire Middle East region, historically dominated by the PlayStation brand, has a total install base of 450k units as of December 2009. Of these, over 350k users are registered and using the PSN service, accounting for roughly 1% of worldwide online players.

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bot slayer3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

go sony go

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Maddens Raiders3185d ago

you mean reliable hardware like stolen planes and faulty underpants filled with PETN? mike after reading your comment, I feel "learning at it's best has not taken place."

champ213185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )


its a shame that you think everyone in the middle east is a terrorist. Get out of your hole and see the world.

mikeslemonade3185d ago

I probably live in a more diverse city than all of yall. I can say a something like this and people would chuckle.

anh_duong3185d ago

^ actually doesn't matter where you live the comment you make doesn't belong in gaming..

xabmol3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

If a foreign country placed military bases all around the USA without permission and the USA attacked that country because they refused to leave, would the USA citizens be considered terrorists?

Just a thought. *shrug*

champ213185d ago

while what is happening in the middle east is wrong, many innocent are losing lives.

i do not think this conversation should be brought up in a gaming forum.

Guido3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

If that was in fact what the US did then yeah, it would be considered terrorism. But you and many others are naive of the issues and don't truly understand all that goes on. It's a shame too since your lack of education and understanding is easier to spread than the truth in the matters. Before making stupid comments like yours, please, read more and learn what it is that we do and by what means we do it.

Per international law a country is only occupied against its will and after military conflict. In that respect, America only occupies Afghanistan. We no longer occupy Iraq since the government is now working on its own and is no longer obligated to the rule of US military. At this time, we have permission to reside there for a time due to instability and have permission by the Iraqi government to do so for their own protection.

America has basing RIGHTS in more than one hundred fifty countries that span the entire world. These basing rights are GIVEN to the United States for several reasons; sometimes economic incentives, other times its mutually beneficial as in the case of Japan and South Korea who are protected by our bases against North Korea, but it also serves to give America critical strategic leverage in the Korean peninsula.

We do not have bases around the globe for the reasons you think. In fact, the US is the only country in history to war for the sake of another country and their inalienable rights to free expression and democracy of their own kind. We do not war for land on our own behalf. As Colin Powell said, "Over the years the US has sent many of its great young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for is enough to bury those that did not return."

So again I say, educate yourself before making a stupid comment next time. Education is your friend.

gaffyh3185d ago

They love PlayStation in Middle East, they just can't really afford it yet, but in Egypt, there was a few arcades that just had a PS2 and Pro Evo Soccer in them. Got quite a few customers every day as well.

DaTruth3185d ago

What do the US military terrorists train on!

hagla3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

" In fact, the US is the only country in history to war for the sake of another country etc..."

Lol? Ok i'm not agianst the U.S. but they are not the only country in the world to go to war for the sake of another country and were definitely not the first... LOL!!! Honestly?

America as we know it is way to young to have even been the first to do this and even when they were considered a super power they were reluctant to step in for their own mother country and pretty much the rest of the world. Obviously they did finally get involved but that was probably only because they were attacked by Japan first... WW2 for those who don't know what i'm talking about.

frogdefdaa3185d ago

bad reply.. this is shame..

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FishCake9T43186d ago

Proboly for the Iraq super computer. LOLOLOL

cmrbe3186d ago

You don't need PSN accounts.

cmrbe3186d ago

However i hardly see any games from the middle east in KZ2.

z2z2z3185d ago

most of them including me Choose the EU region ,Because the ME region is very lagy :(

militant073185d ago

most of them play Call of Duty,
and myself dont play online on my ps3 and so most of my freinds.

Redempteur3185d ago

so the weapons of mass destruction were in fact .... PS3 !!

Everything make sense then ...

OmarJA-N4G3186d ago

Not surprising it's all about Sony in the Middle East, most 360 owners here playing with modded consoles...

Hopefully this will encourage Sony to add Arabic support to the PS3 & PSN.

-MD-3185d ago

Hopefully this will encourage Sony to add Arabic support to the PS3 & PSN.

Why would you care at all?

nefertis3185d ago

@OmarJA-N4G that would be awesome that i can create a psn Arabic account. <<- @Murderdolls read my reply towards OmarJA-N4G. Playb3yond.

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