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Sony: 70% sales growth YoY for PS3; receives 17 VGA nominations

Wednesday, 18th November 2009 19:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SCEA has announced that it has seen a 70 percent growth in sales for PS3 when compared to October 2008, making it “the only console to experience significant growth year over year”.

According to a statement from Sony, October also marked the “highest month of revenue on record for the PlayStation Store, with downloads increasing 60 percent over October 2008.” To date, more than 650 million bits of content have been downloaded worldwide and there are more than 31 million registered users for PSN.

“Many believe a console race is a 100-meter dash, but it’s really a marathon. The PS3′s ten-year lifecycle is clear testament of Sony’s commitment to providing entertainment value to consumers,” said EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich. “PS3’s growth in recent months is a perfect example of how a new low price along with upcoming innovative, exclusive titles such as MAG, Gran Turismo 5 and God of War III, will act as large catalysts for driving the PS3′s install base even higher.

“Add in the robust offerings on the PlayStation Network and there’s no doubt that PS3′s success will continue well throughout 2010, and beyond.”

Sony received 17 nominations for the 2009 Spike Videogame Awards today which according to the company is “more than any other first or third party publisher”.

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  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Good for Sony!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Nox you’re such a Sony fanboy ;)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Hay, I have PS3, and I love it, so why not?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    I feel the same way about my xbox360 ;) why not :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Exactly why not, everyone has a little fanboy in them, without it there wont be such 2 great systems competing against each other.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Mike

    Considering this is the year I sold my PS3 I can’t say I can actually get where Spike is coming from, tbh.

    And still, in the quotes, Sony is talking about titles that aren’t out yet.

    Oh well. I’ll stick to Dragon Age on the PC.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    They’re talking about titles that arnt out yet with the word “Upcoming” in the same sentance. Wonder what they could mean /rolls eyes.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. reask

    Well it could only go one way really. ;)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Bleak Harvest

    …..”Sony received 17 nominations for the 2009 Spike Videogame Awards today which according to the company is ‘more than any other first or third party publisher’.”

    … which is will none of because the VGAs are American run, and American sponsored. They are also unimportant, which makes my whole statement void.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. zoopdeloop

    why there are so many people bashing Sony whenever they hear something about them
    has Microsoft brainwashed them that much?
    Seems like it…
    You know what would be cool?if they acted cool.If they don’t they’re just jealous

    #10 4 years ago
  11. reask

    We all love Sony really zoop. ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    It sort of became ‘a la mode’ this gen when the PS3′s price was announced and never really stoped since despite the drop.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. reask

    still 299 gek.
    I mean should we be pleased with that?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    For what it does and what you get? Yeah.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. zoopdeloop

    i think it’s because Sony was on top of all other consoles back in Ps1 and Ps2 days…and many were pissed off(fanboys)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Funnily enought i have heard the term “Nobody likes a winner” come up several times to explain it.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. No_PUDding

    If you’re talkign about Mike, then he’s like that. He’s actually a cool guy, just a little mad.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    Yea the Ps3 basing takes the piss i mean its a games machine

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Bulk Slash

    @The Hindle

    It’s more than a games machine, it’s the culmination of Kutaragi’s sinister plan to destroy Sega and stop them from ever making another console or good games.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. The Hindle

    Lol sega destroyed themselves by cutting of 3rd party support EA for example

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Mike

    “They’re talking about titles that arnt out yet with the word “Upcoming” in the same sentance. Wonder what they could mean /rolls eyes.”

    The point is the word “upcoming” has been used for nearly 5 years, and I for one, got bored of waiting.

    I do want to play Uncharted 2, though. I’ll wait until it’s sub £200 before I buy another one though.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    reask said: still 299 gek.
    I mean should we be pleased with that?

    are you serious man? Be for real. $299. Most people paid $400 for their xbox360 and the elite now cost $299 and still the PS3 has better value.

    How much did you buy your 360 for? Because I bet you it wasn’t worth it, not more than a $299 PS3. You claim to be a gamer but still turn your head by not buying it for games like:

    UC2,KZ2,infamous,MGS4,Folklore,Ratchet,Buzz,MotorStorm,MLB theshow,Socom,LBP,GT5P,SingStar,RFOM,PixelJunkgames,Flower,Eye of Judgment,Pain,Trine,Wipeout HD,SSHD,Warhawk,Demon Souls,and future titles like The Last Guardian,GOW3,Heavy Rain,GT5,MAG,White Knight Chronicles,and AGENT.

    That’s 30+ count em 30+ exclusives spanning many genres. You will never get to play because you’re a XBOT crying about a $299 machine that can outperform the one you have now that you probably paid more for and still are paying for (live). I dare you to try and match that quality with 360 games (that are exclusive). You will fail just like you did when the money left your hand to go to the store from buying a 360.

    And people don’t mind Mike he probably bit of too much than he could chew when he went for that master’s degree and had to sell his PS3 for money seeing as it’s one of the most highest items he could afford to lose. He’ll buy another one later than sooner judging by his already open preference.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. zoopdeloop

    Truth be told 299 for a console that has some good features already in it,much more exclusives (variety),and technicaly some of it’s exclusives the best looking games on a console(don’t count PC)to date… is a fair enough price

    #23 4 years ago
  24. ranksshabba

    >Mike.

    PS3 slim 120gb were on sale at Sainsburys this month for £199 (20% off).

    Likewise the Wii was £144 (20%).

    I thought £199 for a console, that can play blu-ray films, with built in wi-fi and a 120gb hard-drive was a pretty decent price; especially when you are looking at £100plus just to buy a stand-alone blu-ray player.

    Whatever the price is some will always moan and say its bad value. Even when it was £400 they were still selling at a loss. At £199 if you’re not buying it now you probably never will!

    #24 4 years ago