Sony Sells 70 Million PS3s; PS2 is Still King

The console reached this mark just before its 6th birthday, which was on November 11, 2012. According to the company, 15 million Move controllers have been sold, as well. So far, 595 million copies of 3,590 game titles have shipped. In addition, there are more than 170,000 different downloadable content items and more than 57,000 downloadable games available for the PS3 via the PSN.

In direct comparison to the PS2, the PS3 is substantially behind its predecessor's shipment volume. The PS2 exceeded 103 million shipped units in just under six years of production and has topped more than 150 million as Sony is currently phasing out the production. In its fiscal year 2011, Sony said that it was able to sell 4.1 million PS2s.

More than 1.52 billion copies of a total of 10,828 available PS2 game titles have shipped. The PS3 is likely to be offered in parallel to the upcoming PS4 for at least another six years, but is too far behind to be able to surpass the PS2 in unit sales.

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  • Well, PS1, PS2, PS3 has always been the most powerful consoles of their own generation and due to the fact it can play CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays has always been a great selling point for them.

    But, I think that is the only thing they got going for them right now. Whens the last time anyone has looked at a Sony product other then their console and thought I NEED TO GET THAT!

    TVs, Phone, Blu-Ray players, Computers, Laptops, etc. Always a quarter or two behind their competition. Yet they price it as high as Apple products.
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  • i have a ps3 and had 2 ps2. the 1st ps2 lasted me a solid 6 years, the 2nd ps2 lasted me 5 months with same use. collected over 25 games for them. I now have a ps3 and I honestly only have 5 games. the main problem with this gen of games is the amount of focus thats been given to coop, multiplayer, and run n gun while explosions happen everywhere(CoD style campaign). there havent been many story driven single player games with nice cutscenes and surprises. the ps2 had many.

    also doesnt help my gaming on ps3 that I discovered steam over the last 5 year and those pocket emptying sales. neither does it help that they invest in new things that recieve so little support from 3rd parties. but I must admit, Sonys PS+ is quite good. they give away some amazing games.

    ps3 is by no means a bad console, it has quite good features. only bad thing about it is the bad games it gets.
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  • because PS2 had the games that was based purely on game play and FUN plus the backward compatibility that PS3 lacked. RIP Sony, It was nice knowing you when you thrived for the best now you are just sitting on your fat wallets and snoring.
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  • because PS2 had the games that was based purely on game play and FUN plus the backward compatibility that PS3 lacked. RIP Sony, It was nice knowing you when you thrived for the best now you are just sitting on your fat wallets and snoring.
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  • Well, PS1, PS2, PS3 has always been the most powerful consoles of their own generation and due to the fact it can play CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays has always been a great selling point for them.

    But, I think that is the only thing they got going for them right now. Whens the last time anyone has looked at a Sony product other then their console and thought I NEED TO GET THAT!

    TVs, Phone, Blu-Ray players, Computers, Laptops, etc. Always a quarter or two behind their competition. Yet they price it as high as Apple products.
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  • 366960 said:
    Whens the last time anyone has looked at a Sony product other then their console and thought I NEED TO GET THAT!

    good point. i can't remember the last time i bought a sony product.
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