Hirai says PS3 sales will exceed PS2’s 140 million

By Patrick Garratt
21 July 2008 07:52 GMT

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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