186w ago - A few days back we reported on both PS3 and PSP sales data, and today Sony has revealed that it has sold one million PS2 gaming consoles in 2010 thus far.
In addition to being crowned as the best selling gaming console of all time, it appears as though the PlayStation 2 still have some life left in it indeed.
The PlayStation 2 has officially broke into its first 1,000,000 units for 2010!
To quote: "This feat was accomplished weeks before we reached the halfway point in the year, meaning the PS2 has potential to sell around 3,000,000 to 3,500,000 units by the end of the year due to the holiday season.
Analysts have predicted that the PS2 will soon reach a ground-breaking 150,000,000 total units.
This is just under 50,000,000 more units than its predecessor, the PlayStation (PSOne) and a goal that Kaz Hirai (President & CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment) set for the PlayStation 3 a few years ago."
191w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has revealed that Heavy Rain on PS3 has surpassed the one million sales mark today alongside a video, as follows:
Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that since its launch in February, Heavy Rain has hit is millionth mark in sales worldwide! Congratulations Quantic Dream!
Praised by media for its gripping storyline, thought-provoking themes, innovation and engaging example of non-linear storytelling, it's no surprise that more than a million gamers agree.
Don't believe us? If you haven't played Heavy Rain yet, then take a look at the following trailer highlighting the award-winning, critically-acclaimed, and one million unit-selling Heavy Rain!
In addition, the only true way to experience what makes Heavy Rain so unique is to download and play the PSN demo for Heavy Rain straight from the PlayStation Store.
We hope you're enjoying Heavy Rain, and the newly released Taxidermist Level (available on PSN for $4.99). But, if you're looking for more, continue to check back here on the PlayStation.Blog for the latest updates!
204w ago - Sony has revealed the 2010 Time Trial Demo for Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 has reached 1 million downloads since it's release on 17th December
I'm sure you will agree, these are great numbers! Below is the official press release.
Press Release: GT Academy 2010 Time Trial Reaches One Million Players
Nissan and PlayStation¬® hail early success of virtual-to-real-racer experiment
The GT Academy 2010 Time Trial is live on PlayStation¬®Network until 24 January
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced that over one million downloads of the GT Academy Time Trial have been recorded in the three weeks since it went live on 17 December, 2009. GT Academy 2010 is a competition set up by Nissan and PlayStation¬® to unearth a real racing driver from the virtual world of the hugely successful Gran Turismo¬® race simulation game.
Run across 15 European countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand, 19 winners will have the chance to take part in a racing driver 'boot camp' at Silverstone Circuit. The eventual, overall winner will take the controls of a real Nissan 370Z race car to compete for a full season in the European GT4 Cup.
The Time Trial stage of GT Academy has given gamers the chance to download a stunning new piece of Gran Turismo for PlayStation¬®3...
207w ago - VGChartz.com (linked above) reports that Sony PS3 worldwide sales have now crossed the 30 million threshold, which many are attributing to several factors including the late August PlayStation 3 Slim release, the $299 PS3 price cut and recent Final Fantasy XIII sales.
Approximately five months ago, the PS3 hit the 24 million point, which means in a little less than half a year six million PS3 entertainment systems were sold!
These latest weekly sales numbers show that PlayStation 3 has reached another milestone, and that Sony has indeed made great progress in closing the gap between PS3 and the Xbox 360 console.
To quote: "Thanks to Final Fantasy XIII, the Slim, the price cut, and new marketing, the PlayStation 3 has not only shattered expectations once again, it is ahead of it's closest competitor in EU, sells 1 million units Worldwide, and has now crossed the 30 million unit milestone! Congratulations PlayStation 3!"