1.2 Million Playstation 3 Units Sold After Black Friday

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Pretty crazy huh? Now the question I have is howmany of those were bought for gaming, Blu-ray or both? The public is being told that the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player you can buy. I think it’s important to note who’s using it for movies and who’s using it for games. Here’s the full release from Sony:

Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces PlayStation(R) Hardware Sales
Exceeding 3.9 Million During Holiday Sales Window

1.2 Million Consumers Join PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) Family since Black Friday

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment
America (SCEA) today announced PlayStation(R) hardware retail sales reached
more than 3.9 million units in North America during the critical holiday sales
window (Friday, November 23, 2007 to December 31, 2007). This accounts for
SCEA’s three systems currently in the market PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)), PSP(R)
(PlayStation(R)Portable) and PlayStation(R)2 (PS2). PS3 retail sales reached
1.2 million hardware units during this holiday timeframe.

“The PlayStation brand ended the year in a very strong position and
clearly indicates more positive momentum going into 2008. We are
particularly pleased to have sold through 1.2 million units of PS3 during the
holiday selling season,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “The
strong PS3 sales also further establish Blu-ray’s dominant position as the
high-definition medium of choice for games and movies. Consumers are clearly
responding to the expanding multimedia capabilities and a great line-up of
over 200 games.”
Sales of PSP reached 1.4 million units during this same timeframe. The
success of the recently introduced Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack and
Star Wars Battlefront(R) PSP Entertainment Pack have continued to swell the
PSP install base. Upcoming platform defining software such as God of War(R):
Chains of Olympus and Final Fantasy: Crisis Core will further increase PSP
momentum in 2008.
PS2 sales exceeded 1.3 million units during its eighth holiday season.
The industry’s most successful platform is poised for another great year in
2008 with the continued success of the critically-acclaimed Buzz(TM) and
SingStar(R) franchises.

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