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PlayStation 3 sales really only 41.6 million?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2011 17:51 User comments (6)

PlayStation 3 sales really only 41.6 million? Sony America digital distribution manager Pierre Gravreau has noted this week that worldwide PlayStation 3 sales have reached 41.6 million.
The company says over 80 percent off all consoles are now connected to the Internet and there are just over 70 million PSN accounts.

Overall, traffic to the PlayStation Store has grown 60 percent year-over-year, and revenue has increased 70 percent.

Specific numbers were not given for PSN but in late January, the company confirmed that PSN had seen 1.4 billion downloads.

Strangely, the numbers contradict Sony's own corporate earnings report, which placed sales at over 47 million.

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6 user comments

13.3.2011 19:45

Nice catch.

The 41.6 million number is only through Q2 2010. Add the 6.3 million in Q3 2010 and you get 47.9 million. Add in Q4 2010 which ends March 31st 2011 and they could break 50 million.

It seems Pierre Gravreau was given old data.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Mar 2011 @ 19:48

23.3.2011 20:50

Originally posted by dCBb:
Nice catch.

The 41.6 million number is only through Q2 2010. Add the 6.3 million in Q3 2010 and you get 47.9 million. Add in Q4 2010 which ends March 31st 2011 and they could break 50 million.

It seems Pierre Gravreau was given old data.

Either that or Joystiq was doing its usual lazy 'reporting' and failed to mention that.

33.3.2011 20:58

^^maybe but My favorite part is this.

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The company says over 80 percent off all consoles are now connected to the Internet
the rest 20% is YLOD'ed.

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and there are just over 70 million PSN accounts.

10million are from 1 person having multiple account in different regions + GT5 that many made 2--3-5- accounts for the b-day gift car and to have more slots to trade.
I have a buddy in PSN with 7 accounts for that reason :S

44.3.2011 11:51

I have the max number of accounts (I think it's 16?). I use them to spam online LBP trophies for myself and friends.

54.3.2011 13:05

Originally posted by dCBb:
Nice catch.

The 41.6 million number is only through Q2 2010. Add the 6.3 million in Q3 2010 and you get 47.9 million. Add in Q4 2010 which ends March 31st 2011 and they could break 50 million.

It seems Pierre Gravreau was given old data.
It is almost definitely old data or possibly (as the presentation slide shows "PSN Market") it is the number of connected PS3's to the PSN i.e. 41.6 connected to PSN (online) + 6.3 not connected to PSN (offline) = 47.9 Total which is the exact amount from the October Q4 2010 data that was released.

Edit: Looks to have been confirmed as old data ~ Source
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Mar 2011 @ 13:10

64.3.2011 18:05

And 80% of 47.9 million is 38.3 million, not 41.6 million...so it obviously wasn't that.

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