159w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Producer Jeremy Ray has detailed Sports Champions for PlayStation Move by the numbers.
To quote: It's been just about two months since PlayStation Move introduced true 1-to-1 table tennis, archery, and gladiator dueling to your living room.
The team worked really hard at making Sports Champions easy to play for everyone, while still making sure it has loads of challenge and depth for all you hardcore enthusiasts.
You have played and played and played, in volumes way beyond our best expectations. So with the initial server shock faded, we can look fondly at our launch past.
Check out some of the cool global stats we put together for some insider information on what your competition has been up to over the first month of play. We've also recently released a new Reverse Course DLC, but more on than in a bit.
First, the numbers:
As mentioned earlier, the Reverse Course DLC is also now available on the Playstation Store. If you are hungry for more Disc Golf content this is definitely for you. We've taken all 18 holes and re-worked them for a fresh new...
193w ago - Today Sony has released a new "It Only Does Everything" advertisement for the PS3 entertainment system that reveals US sales numbers to the tune of 14 million users in the United States!
It also shows some awesome in-game footage of both old and upcoming PlayStation 3 games, however, Kevin Butler does not appear in the video unfortunately.
To quote: Your PlayStation Network account makes the PlayStation 3 system more than just a console. It becomes an entertainment machine. Download hundreds of games, free demos, add-ons, movies, exclusive shows, TV series and more.
Those interested can check it out via the official US PlayStation site HERE!
247w ago - Sony was able to put two games on the top ten software sales chart in February, as well as sell a respectable amount of each of its systems. The big winner in software is Street Fighter IV, taking the number two and three slots on the Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively.
The NPD gaming numbers are in, and February sales enjoyed a 10 percent bump over last year, while gaming enjoyed an 11 percent bump thus far this year.
To quote: Sony has some great news this month, although the 360 still beat the PS3 in hardware sales. The PS3 sold 276,000 units, which is still a tiny drop from last year's 280,000. The PS2 sold 131,000 units, and the PSP sold 199,000 units. Three consoles, over 600,000 units shipped.
What has to feel even better is that Sony did a good job of putting software up on the sales charts. The PS3 release of Street Fighter IV came in third place with 403,000 units sold, and Killzone 2 came in fifth place with 323,000 units sold. Very good numbers, two games in the top ten, and some evidence that Sony is starting to shift some serious software. Excellent news.
All we need is to see that rumored price drop on the PS3 and some titles from that upcoming push of PSP software, and Sony could be doing some intense business in the market.
274w ago - Here's the response from Sony regarding PlayStation sales for August.
PS3 continued to generate impressive sales in August 2008, with 185,353 hardware units sold. From January to August 2008, more than 2 million PS3s have been sold in the U.S., representing a year-to-date hardware sales growth of more than 92%. Software sales were also strong for PS3, with 1.6 million units sold, representing a year-over-year growth of 92%
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