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Between the months of October and December 2009 Sony has reported they’ve sold 6.5 million PS3s. The increase in hardware and software sales has made Sony profitable for the first quarter in more than a year. Even though the PS3 saw a sales boost Sony’s other gaming systems saw a sales decline. The PS2 sold 2.1 million units ( down .4 million ) and the PSP sold 4.2 million ( down nearly a million ) during the same period.
Sony: “despite a decrease in PS2 hardware and software unit sales, as well as PSP hardware unit sales, profitability was relatively unchanged mainly due to an improvement in the cost of PS3 hardware”.
The PS3 SLIM’s introduction at a more affordable price tag and Sony’s restructuring plan helped moved the company back into black and closer to the 360 sales. Right now Microsoft has a 5 million unit lead over Sony in worldwide sales with 38.7 million units, while Sony has sold 33.5 million. Sony managed to sell 2.3 million more units than Microsoft’s Xbox 360 as of April 1st-December 31st 2009. Neither system came anywhere near the Nintendo Wii’s 17 million units sold for the 3rd Quarter 2009, but the Wii is in a category of it’s own.
If Sony can keep up this pace it’s only a matter of time before the PS3 overtakes the 360.
I think it’s a mistake to release it so late in the year. First it was rumored to be out in Spring 2010. Summer would be a good time to release it. I can understand Sony wanting there to be good line of games when it’s released. I hope there is a decent list of titles available at launch.
We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users
I would assume the motion controller will be bundled with a PlayStation Eye. But there better be an option to buy the motion controller separately. There are a lot of PS3 users that own a PlayStation Eye already and don’t want another one.
MOTION CONTROLLER*1 FOR PLAYSTATION®3 TO BECOME AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE IN FALL 2010
Motion Controller, Together with an Extensive Line-up of Software Titles, Delivers Whole New Entertainment Experience on PlayStation®3
Tokyo, January 20, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release its new Motion Controller (tentative name) for PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system in fall 2010 in Japan, Asian regions and countries, North America and Europe/PAL territories together with an extensive line-up of exciting software titles. The new controller, combined together with the PlayStation®Eye camera*2, can detect the natural and intuitive movement of the hand and reflect the precise movement within the game, delivering a whole new entertainment experience on PS3.
“We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users, ” said Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from SCE Worldwide Studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with. We look forward to soon unveiling the exciting software line-up that further expand and define the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home.”
SCE will vigorously promote the Motion Controller as the de facto controller of the PS3 platform along with the DUALSHOCK® series controller and will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the Motion Controller, delivering groundbreaking interactive entertainment only possible on the PS3 platform.
*1 Motion Controller is a tentative name.
*2 Users will need to use the PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy Motion Controller on PS3.
I like how the PS3 letters on the top are lite up. But all the blue lights on the front would drive me crazy, lol. The white light on the front I don’t mind though. But regardless a pretty impressive PS3 Slim mod. What do you think?
Last week, we heard that Sony would be expanding their online service to devices other than their gaming consoles. More details are trickling out: there is a YouTube demo of a Sony movie-on-demand service named Qriocity running on a Bravia TV set. (source)
- Apparently, this will be better suited for streaming than the existing PlayStation movie service. It will adjust content quality based on your network connection quality.
- The demo seems to be running directly on the software embedded inside a Sony Bravia TV. Will this work on PS3/PSP? How about PCs? How about other non-Sony appliances such as Roku-type boxes, blu-ray players, non-Sony smart HDTVs, or smart phones?
- Will this be a-la-carte (pay for each individual movie or show) service or will there be a buffet style subscription service (like Netflix offers)?
There are already plenty of video on demand services, and more competition can only lead to better choices for the consumers.