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Sony says 50 million PS3s shipped

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Apr 2011 17:47 User comments (8)

Sony says 50 million PS3s shipped As of the end of last month, Sony has shipped 50 million PS3 units worldwide and it appears that most of those consoles have been sold to consumers.
Additionally, Sony has sold 8 million Move motion control systems as of April 3rd.

The PS3 launched in late November and the Move was released in September 2010.

Including PSP owners, the PlayStation Network has 75 million registered accounts, with over 40 million expected to be active.

Sony is about 3 million units behind the Xbox 360, which had a one-year head start and has seen extremely strong sales since the release of the Kinect motion control system.

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8 user comments

121.4.2011 20:22

Just keep the PSN working and we'll all be happy.

221.4.2011 23:23

Originally posted by baxter00:
Just keep the PSN working and we'll all be happy.
Speak for yourself...I am not at all happy with Sony right now, and it isn't just because the PSN keeps going down (although it is because of the actions that inspired the attacks).


322.4.2011 9:46

I have to agree with KillerBug, I like the PS3, but $ony lately have pushed the boundries as a MNC,trying to bully anyone that is not like minded. I'm sorry, I made a purchase, not a lease agreement. I can use my PS3 anyway I see fit. I do not have to hook it up to the internet, nor do I have to engage in any upgrades. While, I still see some benefits from finding out ways to use home brew on PS3, I am shunning away from the "mod" idea.

I just use it to play a couple of games, and I use it for Netflix. I think $ony is hurting their long term viability in terms of customer support/ Customer friendly.

422.4.2011 11:23

nice going Sony.

522.4.2011 14:29

Originally posted by molsen:
I have to agree with KillerBug, I like the PS3, but $ony lately have pushed the boundries as a MNC,trying to bully anyone that is not like minded. I'm sorry, I made a purchase, not a lease agreement. I can use my PS3 anyway I see fit. I do not have to hook it up to the internet, nor do I have to engage in any upgrades. While, I still see some benefits from finding out ways to use home brew on PS3, I am shunning away from the "mod" idea.

I just use it to play a couple of games, and I use it for Netflix. I think $ony is hurting their long term viability in terms of customer support/ Customer friendly.
Sony isn't saying you can't do that at all in the privacy of your own home...but when you take their STOLEN intellectual property software, reverse engineer it, to then publicly distribute it (and gloat about it) that is when/what you will be held accountable for. So far there have only been 2 people worldwide who have been brought up on civil charges for using and spreading/distributing said software. So I think in the whole scheme of things you are alright...:rollseyes Either way this is all off topic as the topic is about that shipped totals of PS3's not anything else, so please focus on that, TY.

623.4.2011 9:04

Originally posted by molsen:
I have to agree with KillerBug, I like the PS3, but $ony lately have pushed the boundries as a MNC,trying to bully anyone that is not like minded. I'm sorry, I made a purchase, not a lease agreement. I can use my PS3 anyway I see fit. I do not have to hook it up to the internet, nor do I have to engage in any upgrades. While, I still see some benefits from finding out ways to use home brew on PS3, I am shunning away from the "mod" idea.

I just use it to play a couple of games, and I use it for Netflix. I think $ony is hurting their long term viability in terms of customer support/ Customer friendly.
Hey they were nice to settle.

If I was the CEO I would have taken the little edited for content to the cleaners then sue him again for the piracy side then hual his arse back in for a 3rd time for the releasing of the hack/key.

He should be glad I'm not the CEO then.

Then start going over that German edited for content too yet get his arse put into jail for life or just keep sueing him over and over, maybe do that to that geohot too just for shit kicks.

and I couldn't give two edited for content about what people think about it.

Life's tough deal with it.
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723.4.2011 12:28

Sony didn't settle...they ended up with the exact same thing they were asking for in the first place...it was geohot that settled. He never stole anything, and what he distributed was not sony code...first it was a simple hack that was written 100% by him, then is was a 7MB CFW upgrade that was 100% written by him, then it was a string of numbers that didn't belong to anyone because sony never filed any papers on that number, and it isn't computer code.

As for Graf, he is the most innocent person around the scene, and sony is attacking him with everything they have. He has not done anything to GameOS, he had no part in the initial jailbreaks or the CFWs, and he hasn't had any involvement in "backup managers" (or any gameOS homebrew). Also, he has not stolen sony code, and he has not modified it. He created patches that overwrite sony code with his own. All he has done is to try to make PS3 linux work the way that sony claimed it would work from the start (even before OtherOS was removed, Sony blocked a lot of features just to be 100% sure that no good homebrew games were released).

If it were not for the fact that Microsoft would feel no obligation to be better than them, I would want sony out of the video game industry immediately. My next game system will be microsoft...either an xbox720 or a windows PC...I don't care if the PS4 has more processing power than the DoD; I am not buying it.

824.4.2011 12:50

Should I now give people temporary vacations for not following a warning about being off topic?


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