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Sony: PlayStation 3 Sales Exceeding Initial Expectations

There was a time when PlayStation 3 sales were either stagnant or declining, but throughout all of 2008, those sales have been on the permanent upswing. Sony's machine has outsold the Xbox 360 many months out of the year, and now, Sony has revealed that PS3 sales are even better than they anticipated.

According to Reuters, both the PS3 and PSP are ahead of sales projections. Analysts say the current lending crisis won't hurt the gaming industry, but even if it affects demand this holiday season, Sony still expects to hit their PS3/PSP sales predictions. As SCEA boss Jack Tretton noted, both the continued high demand for video games and the appeal of Blu-Ray have pushed PS3 sales 30% higher than Sony's fiscal plan initially indicated. Remember that 10 million yearly goal Sony had for the PS3? Tretton adds- "We are in good shape for that number worldwide. We are tracking at 100 percent up over last year ... about 30 percent ahead of where we should be. So sales could slow down and we will still hit our number." And don't think for a second Sony isn't counting on blockbuster titles like LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2 to make their projections a reality.

This is certainly more fun that posting constant doom and gloom, which we had to do during the early days of the PS3. In late 2006 and through the first half of 2007, things weren't looking good, but ever since then...well, wow. Sony really knows how to do this, generation to generation, don't they?

10/1/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

eLLeJuss
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 10:09:12 PM
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Whew! ps3 ftw :D. im lovin sony..

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 10:14:39 PM
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Sony totally rocks!!

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jlch777
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 10:22:59 PM
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Sony para siempre!

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 10:42:52 PM
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Aye aye!

Funny and it sounds so fanboy-ish but it's actually not....ok here goes, I'm gonna be myself a second ps3 :D

Yes I know it sounds as fanboy-ish as can be...but I have a reason behind it. I want to kick ass with my brother in Warhawk. Basically we'll form a two man killing machine in that game. We're unbeatable when teaming up on anyone.

So yeah this'll help Sony in some way haha.
I don't mind it's always to have a backup too just in case.

Go Sony go!

Suki suki suki!

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www
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 4:16:44 AM

Way to go.
To tell u the truth I already have 2 ps3's (60GB n 80GB).Ma 60GB surface is sooo scratched it looks ugly now, but am also surprised the 80GB don't have dat mirror-like chrome round the disc-slot like the 60GB,still cool though.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 4:55:04 AM
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Im really happy about this. Ya know its like Sony is doin us a favor sellin goods under market value and at a loss. So many reasons to own this console. Sony has a REAL dedication to our passions...I will always support them. QUALITY, SUPERIORITY, DEDICATION=Loyalty

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McWhoopin
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 6:27:46 AM
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Since I don't really know where to post this I guess here is a better place than any. Insomniac and Sony have just started sending out e-mails to apply for the Resistance 2 beta. It is brought to you by Playstation Underground. I checked the main beta site for Resistance and there is no link there....but if you get the e-mail from Underground, apply as it will be open for a short time.(at lest that is what they say)

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 3:11:47 PM

Got my invite!!! Can't wait to get me some...online!

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Godslim
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 6:51:52 AM
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im luving ps3 atm got sum great games to play

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JPBooch
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 8:44:58 AM
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Video games are going to be recession proof since its a cheap form of entertainment, the news is only going to get better.

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AntDC
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 12:34:55 PM
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Well done Uncle Sony, I knew you'd pull through.

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 3:13:42 PM
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Sony has a great machine that truly is next gen. Unlike some companies that stuck with DVD format...(looks at Microfsoft).

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Minishmaru
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 5:12:03 PM
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I work at a store that keeps getting tons of 360's in for the xmas rush...but the ps3 is selling so much more! Might just be at my store tho ::shrug::

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 8:38:42 AM
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I'll admit I'm a Sony fanboy, so this is good news. The console war may be old news but it rages on and I'm determined to rub my xbot friend's faces in LBP and Resistance this Xmas. I think Sony's fan service is finally winning over the public, I can't agree with their views on third party devs but I can see why they have them, with their nearly two dozen in-house developers. It's nice to know my investment wasn't for naught. Here's hoping this holiday season's sales wipe that smug little smile off M$s face.

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