3.8 Million PS3’s Sold During the Holidays


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Sony has announced that in the 5 weeks from the last week of November until the end of December, the PS3 has sold 3.8 million units world wide.

This amounts to a 76% increase over last year during the same period.

I was hesitant to post this info because I really want to wait for a breakdown of the info by country and time. Its estimated that 1.7 million PS3’s sold in the month of December alone.

We should get some more official information soon.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the holiday season retail sales of PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment systems during the five weeks following the last week of November 2009(*1) exceeded 3.8 million units worldwide(*2). The PS3 platform experienced a 76% increase in hardware sales compared to the same period in the previous year, marking the highest record sales for PS3 hardware for a holiday period. With the release of the new slimmer and lighter PS3 system combined with an exciting line-up of compelling software titles, as well as with the expansion of new content and services on PlayStation®Network, with more than 38 million registered accounts(*3) worldwide, the PS3 platform continues to surpass its momentum every year and remains on track to further accelerate the growth of its worldwide installed base into 2010.


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


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  1. #1 by Jay_Santos on January 7th, 2010

    So, I’m going to San Diego later this month and I plan on buying a PS3 (slim, prefereably).

    Can anybody tell me if there is a PS3 shortage right now or I can walk in any store and purchase one without any problems?

    (I’m asking because I had a very hard time buying a PSP around this same period in 2008)

  2. #2 by JimmyMagnum on January 7th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    it shouldnt be too hard. some stores might be sold out, but Ive noticed out here in AZ, Wal Mart always has one or two in stock

  3. #3 by Fleakitten on January 7th, 2010

    3.8 million in a month. Not too shabby.

  4. #4 by caldape95 on January 7th, 2010 [ 255 Points ]

    I was one of those and I love my PS3!

  5. #5 by Tosh on January 7th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Very impressive :)

  6. #6 by Phil on January 7th, 2010

    I bought my PS3 in early December(Amazon.com).

  7. #7 by Eddie on January 8th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    There are major shortages of the 120 gig right now. Most Walmart type stores are completely out. You can get lucky at Gamestop though from time to time.

  8. #8 by Boom Fashion on April 13th, 2010

    does anyone know if i should but a PS3 or an X-Box for my DAughters Birthday in the Summer, is there many games for teenage girls to play omn either of them, i found this site by complete accident so dont know if i am writing on the right site??…. please help


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