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3.8 Million PS3’s Sold During the Holidays


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.