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Hirai says PS3 sales will exceed PS2′s 140 million

Monday, 21st July 2008 07:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to the FT at E3, Sony boss Kaz Hirai has said that his target is for PlayStation 3 sales to exceed PlayStation 2 figures, now sitting at 140 million after nine years.

“It’s not fun for me replicating the PS2 numbers. I’ve seen that movie already,” he said.

“I want to try to see if we can exceed the PS2 numbers after nine years, otherwise why are we in this business?”

Sony told E3 attendees last week that sales of its original PlayStation, launched in 1994, had reached 102 million units and that PS2 had now passed 140 million worldwide in its ninth year on sale.

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8 Comments

  1. Syrok

    How much have they sold so far?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    If it wasn’t his target and something he’d like to see then surely he’s in the wrong job.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    @Syrok
    ~14m

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Syrok

    O_o Already?

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Not a chance in hell of them getting anywhere near that.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It doesn’t seem very likely this time around. Not because of the 360 (although that doesn’t help), but because of the Wii and (to some extent) the DS.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    It’s mostly because they’ve decided to go for profitability above marketshare (of course the Wii doesn’t help). To hit those numbers you’d need the most aggressive price dropping in console history.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Blerk

    /watches RSS feeds

    #8 7 years ago

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