Faster than the first two, but still not enough.
Sony announced today that more than one million units of the PlayStation 3 console were shipped to retail by the end of 2006. According to Sony, the console reached the one million mark faster than both the PS2 and original PlayStation.
“SCEA went to great lengths to help meet demand for PS3, including airlifting systems into North America on a weekly basis to ensure a steady stream of units were available to consumers throughout the holiday season,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “The fact that we were able to reach the one-million mark faster than our top-selling platform, PS2, further validates the strength of the PlayStation brand and our belief that consumers are ready to experience true high-definition gaming.”
“Reaching the one million mark for PS3 is the first of many major milestones for us as we head into a new year. Even more impressive, is that we were able to accomplish this feat while successfully managing two other platforms—PS2 and PSP,” said Tretton. “With three PlayStation platforms now available to users, 2007 will be about software and delivering innovative, new experiences and award-winning franchises to consumers, both through retail and through our online PLAYSTATION®Network.”
Sony also talked a bit about the PS2, and emphasized its continued strong performance and the launch of anticipated titles like MLB 07 and God of War II in the near future. The PSP has also seen continued support, including TiVoToGo, RSS feeds, and Remote Play that allows the console to interact with the PS3.
In addition to demonstrations of the PlayStation Network and Store, as well as Location Free TV for the PSP, Sony plans to show the following titles at CES:
FORMULA ONE™ CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION – PS3
MLB 07 The Show™ – PS3, PSP
MotorStorm™ – PS3
Lair – PS3
Heavenly Sword™ – PS3
Gran Turismo™ HD Concept – PS3 Downloadable
Ratchet & Clank®: Size Matters – PSP
Killzone™: Liberation – PSP
SOCOM: U.S Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 – PSP
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