Sony: PS3 sales ahead of target
Will meet FY2012 sales goal
Sony will sell 15m PlayStation 3 consoles by the end of March 2012, the consumer electronics giant has insisted.
That was the target the company set itself for its current financial year, which ends next spring, and it'll be met, said Sony Computer Entertainment chief Andrew House this week.
House claimed that PS3 sales were going better than expected.
However, he wouldn't be drawn by reporters to state Sony's target for PS Vita sales. The successor to the PlayStation Portable goes on sale in Japan this weekend, but doesn't arrive here until late February 2012. ®
15m PS3's sold to play games on... imagine if they'd still got the option to install another OS, they could've aimed for 15,000,005
I have a PS3... yes, I admit it!
In the time I have owned it Sony have added BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4 On Demand. I can stream videos, download content for games, play online games. It's also been upgraded to play 3D content.
All of those things cost me nothing, not one penny.
And in that time they removed other OS. An option I neither wanted nor cared about. I'd say, as they are set to sell 15m PS3's this year, it is an option most PS3 owners don't care about.
So... can you tell me how exactly I have been screwed by Sony?
it's getting boring reading comments about Sony removing the "Other OS" feature by some of the people posting on here. Get over it!
Im no fan boy, I dont feel like I've been screwed over at all - great games, decent hardware, a free online service. Overal,l a well supported system, just like Sonys previous consoles.
Someone's a bit slow today...
In reading the articles, at least. A typo in the subtitle has been fixed; originally it referred to financial year 2102.
Who got screwed?
Not me, I have had 5 years of unbelievably great gaming, Blu-Ray, 3D, loads of IPTV features, many added since new, all free.
The only people telling you that you got screwed, as the ones that benefit from you thinking that (Microsoft usually).
This whole gaming generation has been about Microsoft using every tactic possible to try and get a foothold and make gamers think that the PS3 isn't as great as the PS2 was.
The reality is, the formula that made the PS2 so fantastic was applied to the PS3, and the only losers are the gamers that can't see that or refuse to believe it, and actively go out of their way to play on inferior systems and pay to play online on laggy P2P networks.
Of course Microsoft have recently refocused their viral marketing target, as the Xbox now has a foothold, but the EXACT same tricks are being used to try and get Windows Phone 7 a foothold on which to build. Take a look at the "badmouth Android on twitter and win a Windows Phone" bribery to see how publicly desperate and low Microsoft are.