- The PS2 outsold the PS3 in fiscal year 2008 by 4 million units. The figures are as follows: PSP - 13.9 million units, PS2 - 13.73 million units, PS3 - 9.24 million units.
According to Sony's Q4 earnings announcement for the 2007 fiscal year, the company expects to sell ten million PlayStation 3 units throughout fiscal 2008, which began on April 1 and ends March 31, 2009.
Comparatively, Sony pushed 9.24 million units in the previous fiscal year. Despite outpacing PS3 sales for the second year in a row, the company expects PS2 sales to drop off next year, forecasting yearly sales of 9 million, down from 13.73 million units in fiscal 2007.
Moving away from the console market, Sony is anticipating that worldwide PSP sales will hit 15 million throughout the course of fiscal 2008, up from 13.89 million the previous year.
To quote: The breakdown of the company's hardware sales for the year ending March 31st, 2008 reads:
PSP - 13.9 million - UP 46 per cent
PS2 - 13.73 million - DOWN seven per cent
PS3 - 9.24 million - UP 156 per cent
Global software sales (in units) for each format in the 12 months were:
PSP - 55 million - UP one per cent
PS2 - 154 million - DOWN 20 per cent
PS3 - 57.9 million - UP 335 per cent