Sony Hits Fiscal PS3 Sales Goal
Sony has released the findings of their latest fiscal report and as many expected, the company hit their goal of selling 13 million PlayStation 3 units in the 2009 fiscal year.
As of March 31, 2010, Sony reports that approximately 35.7 million PS3s have been sold worldwide since its launch in late 2006. Furthermore, they have made their 2010 fiscal year projection, saying they expect to sell 15 million systems before March 31, 2011 arrives, which would bring the total sales number to over 50 million. A good sign of growth is, of course, growing sales statistics in year-over-year comparisons, and one can clearly see this trend with the PS3:
- 2006 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007) – 3.5 million
- 2007 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008) – 9.1 million
- 2008 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009) – 10.1 million
- 2009 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010) – 13 million
In comparison, the PSP fell just a tad short of the anticipated goal of 10 million, coming in at 9.9 million units and the PS2 - perhaps amazingly - not only hit the expected number of 7 million units but actually sold another 300,000 beyond the mark. To date, the latter continues to raise the bar as the most popular video game console in history, now registering a grand total of 146.8 million units since its debut a decade ago. The PSP has sold 63.2 million units to date, although Sony has lower expectations for both the handheld and the PS2 in this new fiscal year; 8 million for the PSP and 6 million for the PS2.
Sony has hit their sales projections for the PS3 for the past few years and 15 million seems reasonable for 2010. Perhaps the likes of LittleBigPlanet 2 and Gran Turismo 5 will generate another sales boost this holiday season...
5/13/2010 10:36:35 AM Ben Dutka