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PS3 hits 21 million globally, Sony pushes for South America

Friday, 20th February 2009 15:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony’s claimed that PS3 has now sold more than 21 million machines globally today, as part of an announcement detailing plans to extend the PlayStation brand into South America.

The company is launching PS2,‭ ‬PSP and PS3‭ across‭ 13 ‬countries in the region,‭ ‬and will establish a localised PSN.‭

The firm will also introduce a localised website for South America.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    WOW! Look at that BIG number!!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. reask

    So how far are they behind 360 now?
    Gap must be closing.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    360′s about 25 million, I think? I may well be wrong.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. reask

    No Pat much more than that I would think.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    about 28-29m for the 360.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    That sounds about right.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. odessa

    I like the ’21 million’ tag. How many searches do you get for that specific figure? :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    How is it that every time a sony article is posted, “xbots” (those little greened eyed fucks) are always the first to post something. Why do you leprechaun fucks care what sony has sold. Do you get a cut every month? Get a life and stop trolling sony news losers.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Rhythm

    Yeah, they passed 25 million back in November so they much be touching 30 by now.

    With the way people talk about the consoles though, you’d have thought Sony were way more than 30% down. It doesn’t seem too far fetched to think that a major push and price cut this year could start pulling them back into the game

    #9 5 years ago
  10. LeD

    I don’t think they’re in a position to do a price cut, given the economic circumstances.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. reask

    Still they may have no choice as week on week 360 is outselling it.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    I’m just asking Michael Pachter if he thinks PS3 will get passed 360 on a global level this year.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. reask

    Well whatever he tells you Pat go with the opposite and you should be bang on. ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    If the ps3 dropped in price right now, a week before KZ2, it would be over for M$.$300 ps3 + $60 KZ2 = $360 :P everyone wins lol.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. LeD

    Wow you wrote M$. That’s like, rad man. True rebel you.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. reask

    Yes but that is there problem price.
    Good console just too damn expensive.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    LeD said:
    February 20, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I don’t think they’re in a position to do a price cut, given the economic circumstances.

    Which is the reason xbox360 has sustained its poor lead admit it xbot or should i say psychobitch2.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. reask

    No thats not the reason imo.
    If the PS3 was worth the price folks would buy it.
    There problem was over hyping it.
    As a gaming console it is no better or worse than 360.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    No better? Have you heard devs say they can put twice as many objects on the ps3 version of a game and don’t let me get started on KZ2. Kid go back to sleep.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    Also what was all that garbage people were talking about when the ps3 was released. The gpu on the 360 is more powerful. Hello where is KZ2 equal on the 360 and don’t say gears2 lol. Gears2 was a notch up from gears1 just like motorstorm 2 was from MS1.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Syrok

    Good console just too damn expensive.

    It costs twice as much as the DSi will when it gets released here. :)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    reask said:
    February 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    No thats not the reason imo.
    If the PS3 was worth the price folks would buy it.
    There problem was over hyping it.
    As a gaming console it is no better or worse than 360.

    In the beginning lets brake it down $600

    $100 for ps1 and ps2
    $100 for card readers/wifi/60gb HDD
    $200 for ps3
    $200 for Blu-ray

    to tech heads yea it was worth it.
    to sony loyalist yea it was worth it.
    to gamers yea it was worth it
    to ppl trying to make a profit on ebay it was worth it.
    to xbots no it wasn’t worth it.

    to the millions who camped out over night for it and people who woke up 3am to line up at a mall with a bunch of crazy idiots running in the dark while the police chase them around the mall parking lots WORTH IT!!!!! :P

    #22 5 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    Syrok said:
    February 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Good console just too damn expensive.

    It costs twice as much as the DSi will when it gets released here. :)

    and the wii games will still be twice as shitty when the DSi gets there.

    Cheap console just too damn…. boring.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. reask

    TEA said
    Also what was all that garbage people were talking about when the ps3 was released. The gpu on the 360 is more powerful. Hello where is KZ2 equal on the 360 and don’t say gears2 lol. Gears2 was a notch up from gears1 just like motorstorm 2 was from MS1.

    But that is just your opinion which you are entitled to.
    What is better about KZ2 please tell me, is it co-op?
    Oh wait I forgot it doesn’t have it.
    And dont get me started on dual shock. At least we didnt have to fork out 50 odd bucks for the pleasure 12 months after release.
    And as for games yeah right just wait till haze comes out then we will see the power of the cell.
    Or lair or RFOM 2 lets see what they said about that.
    Oh yes I remember what they said. We have no problem going up against Gears 2.

    Why not wait until KZ2 actually comes out before you start bragging about it.

    See its not the PS3 that amuses me just the constant crap everyone goes on about.

    You would think no one else has any right to be doing better than them.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. LeD

    I think we should all stop entertaining that idiot, quite frankly.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    ok i’ll shut you and psychobitch2 up. RROD, too human, scratch disk all over europe, we don’t need bluray our system is a game machine first and foremost comment (add on HD-DVD player),halo 3 sucked,the d-pad is shit,jet engine sound while watching the inferior dvd video format,UT3 on 360,have to pay $110 just to play cod4 online,blue dragon and every other rpg sales on 360,can’t move hardware for shit in japan,can’t handle a simple app like F@H,Disc tray, no wifi, oh and did i mention RROD!!!!!! still after 3 years on the market….ps no web browser :P

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    Michael got back. Top of site.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. reask

    Yes you did twice actually.
    Heres the thing why is it PS3 doesn’t bother me and 360 bothers you.

    Maybe you are secretly sorry you got the wrong one.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. theevilaires

    And you talk about lair, a game that was designed when the ps3 first came out. How come ninja gaiden had so many frame rate issues. It was made by a guy who always said he likes working on the best hardware (yea right). Now onto the infamous “TOO HUMAN” i think a lot of people would choose lair over that crap. And now to the big boys Halo3 vs MGS4. yea enough said. MGS4 was a better game than your precious halo. But wait i’ll guess you’ll say they are different. well that didnt stop people from comparing rfom2 to gears2 now did it.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    I’m very happy with my two purchases while your cheap ass regrets not having full backwards compatibility

    #30 5 years ago
  31. reask

    Oh get over it tea both consoles are good and you know it.
    And not all PS3 models have full bc as I recall.
    Also I get to download full original games on mine.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. LeD

    Well done theevilaires, now you’ve really convinced me.

    That you’re 12, 15 at a push.

    Just so you know, there are many of us on this site that own more than one machine, and purchase games for them and enjoy them for their own merits, regardless of what platform they run on.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    I didn’t say the 360 wasn’t good. also you big shot money making euros could have imported an american ps3. The games are region free and all of you worship american films anyway, so you could buy blu-rays off of amazon. I have the 20gb and the 60gb (the true ps3). I can play all the gran turismos and final fantasies (on ps systems)on one system.

    As for the 360 being good yea for the reasons below:

    1. To scare your neighbors into thinking you are building a rocket in your living room

    2. Extra Christmas lights when you get the RROD

    3. To catch ghost like a ghost buster with the 360′s power brick

    4. To roast marshmallows with the heat it produces.

    5. To see green shit cover your tv screen

    6. To have a 3 year warranty on something

    7. To help pedophiles (psychobitch) find 13 year old boys while evading NBC Dateline To catch a Predator

    8….To catch predators (psychobitch) :P

    9. To play easy burned games on the affordable DVD format with a modded system (saves money in bad economy :P )

    and 10. The CONSOLE FLAME WARS… making every day nerds like you guys, some one.

    THANK YOU for your time. :)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Cort

    As I understand it, and Kotaku says the same, Sony’s figures for console sales are for actual sales to consumers, whereas Microsoft’s figures are sold to retail.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    These are their sold to retailer numbers from Q3 of their financial year ending March 2009.

    http://tinyurl.com/aeupjq

    They used to record these figures as production shipments (shipped to warehouse) but changed it to sold to retailers as of June 2007 (the same method Nintendo and MS use).

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    Comment monster ate post.

    Was thinking the tiny url would have helped, but apparently not.

    #36 5 years ago