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PlayStation 3 Sales Reach 70 Million Units Worldwide

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation3 (PS3) computer entertainment system reached a milestone of 70 million units worldwide as of November 4, 2012 – less than six years after the platform launched in 2006. SCE also announced that sales of the PlayStationMove motion controller surpassed 15 million units worldwide as of November 11, demonstrating continued growth and momentum of the PS3 platform.

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these 70 million users don't have any idea how exciting pc gaming is ........
 
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these 70 million users don't have any idea how exciting pc gaming is ........
I know :), but still I got my PS3 and like it, mostly bought it for gmaes what isnt and wont probably be on PC, like God of War 3, FF13 and many more :)
 
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Bought my PS3 for GT5
 
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I only use my PS3 for playing exclusives. Same goes for 360.
Once you game on PC, there is no going back.:p
 
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And XBOX360 reached it 2 months ago

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I don't know if the PS3 can sustain sale with Nintendo releasing the Wii u which will be eaten up in the Japanese market while the 360 is so strong in the west. This on top of no price cut and very few exclusives going into the holiday season seems like the ps3 might end up being completely out of the race.
 

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I know :), but still I got my PS3 and like it, mostly bought it for gmaes what isnt and wont probably be on PC, like God of War 3, FF13 and many more :)
Same here, with the added bonus of Blu-Ray. 1080p may not be much in the world of PCs, but for movies it's great. Also: sound. Also: some games really don't translate to PC well, like Street Fighter (I refuse to use an xbox controller on my PC. That's just wrong. Especially when I prefer the PS controller anyway.)

With all the flameboy wars going on, it's refreshing to see that the X360 and PS3 both hit the huge number at practically the same moment in their lifespan, while PCs sold that number about three decades ago :p
 

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Nice to hear, games consoles are sweet, who's getting a Wii U!?
 
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Bought my PS3 for GT5
Indeed one of the best games the PS has. twas a shame though the PS's RSX can't do much about the aliasing in the game.
 
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I'd like a PS3 but I probably won't get one this late in the game. I want it for Bluray and a few gems like Gran Turismo but since the next generation is around the corner and I can get a stand alone Bluray player for €90 I doubt I'll get one.

And it's a little strange the 360 only reached 70 million 2 months ago even with the head start. Hasn't the 360 been the top selling console for most of this year ahead of the Wii? And it's always ahead of the PS3? :confused:
 
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Nice to hear, games consoles are sweet, who's getting a Wii U!?
I was thinking to buy it but than it would be buy just for one game and its wrong.so ill better wait to drop a price because bloody 300gbp it too much
 
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Must have been the release of the smaller PS3. However I think the Slim was the best version they made. The new top-loading one is a lot louder and the top load is annoying. My opinion.

PS3 Slim owner.

I was thinking to buy it but than it would be buy just for one game and its wrong.so ill better wait to drop a price because bloody 300gbp it too much
Yea, I definitely won't be getting a Wii-U.

I'd like a PS3 but I probably won't get one this late in the game. I want it for Bluray and a few gems like Gran Turismo but since the next generation is around the corner and I can get a stand alone Bluray player for €90 I doubt I'll get one.

And it's a little strange the 360 only reached 70 million 2 months ago even with the head start. Hasn't the 360 been the top selling console for most of this year ahead of the Wii? And it's always ahead of the PS3? :confused:
Yea, just spend the only on graphics card update and play PC games for a few years until PS4 comes out. Then you can decide whether to buy PS4.
Personally I never watched blueray movies.
 
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Big number not to impressive being that both the other consoles have exceed that and they've all been on the market for more then . . . what 7 years now :shadedshu . I do remember the PS3 being a BEAST when it came out, $600 price tag, blu-ray, all sorts of amazing goodies. However was kinda hope'n for a new console about 2 years ago.
 

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I was thinking to buy it but than it would be buy just for one game and its wrong.so ill better wait to drop a price because bloody 300gbp it too much
Tell me about it, the launch price is ridiculous.
 
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Why are they still counting after so long? Maybe Nintendo will counter this news with the current sales of the Gamecube. A quarter of these sales are due to previous PS3 failure (YLOD, drive failure), nothing compared to more than half of the xbox sales due to RROD and e72.
 
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I own Xbox360 and PS3 as well as Vita and 3DS. (Plus good old PSP & DS)

The reason is quite simple. There aren't enough games on PC.

I will probably buy Wii U but not at launch. I will wait for a price drop. No point in buying it at day one when there aren't decent games for it.
 
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I own Xbox360 and PS3 as well as Vita and 3DS. (Plus good old PSP & DS)

The reason is quite simple. There aren't enough games on PC.

I will probably buy Wii U but not at launch. I will wait for a price drop. No point in buying it at day one when there aren't decent games for it.
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I am backlogged so hardcore by the amount of PC games that I have accidentally owned in the past 3 years, I dont know what to do with my self. Hell, there are probably more FREE games on the PC than games on any consoles, and probably better too.

I could have 48 hour days and still not beat half the games that I own by the end of the year.

With $60 I could buy one AAA console game. On the right day, with $60 I could get 10 AAA PC games.

You have me at a loss.
 
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How interesting considering it was released an entire year before the PS3.
and considering how many people have had to buy multiple units due to such a high rate of failure.
 
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and considering how many people have had to buy multiple units due to such a high rate of failure.
Every person I know who owned an xbox has had atleast 1 failure.

Out of those people, more than half have had 2 or more failures. One friend is on his fifth xbox 360.

I am not sure if this is coincidence, but it is the truth.

I also own a Playstation, PS2(slim), sega, sega saturn, a sega dreamcast, a SNES, NES, COLECOVISION, Atari, and a PS3. Only the PS3 has failed, the Blu-ray drive stopped working.
 
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I am backlogged so hardcore by the amount of PC games that I have accidentally owned in the past 3 years, I dont know what to do with my self. Hell, there are probably more FREE games on the PC than games on any consoles, and probably better too.

I could have 48 hour days and still not beat half the games that I own by the end of the year.

With $60 I could buy one AAA console game. On the right day, with $60 I could get 10 AAA PC games.

You have me at a loss.
Well, if PC can have Yakuza series, White Knight chronicles, the ever-awesome valkyria chronicles (Not 2), Catherine, Dead or Alive, Persona, Resonance of Fate, Heavy Rain, Crisis Core, Ragnarok Odyssey etc etc

None of them are on PC. By just sticking with PC, I limit my choice way too much for my comfort. I don't care about AAA titles.
 
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Well, if PC can have Yakuza series, White Knight chronicles, the ever-awesome valkyria chronicles (Not 2), Catherine, Dead or Alive, Persona, Resonance of Fate, Heavy Rain, Crisis Core, Ragnarok Odyssey etc etc

None of them are on PC. By just sticking with PC, I limit my choice way too much for my comfort. I don't care about AAA titles.
Dead or Alive? Really bro?