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Sony PS3 Worldwide Sales Cross the 30 Million Threshold

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247w 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!"
 

Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Sells 1 Million on First Day, 37.6GB in Size

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248w ago - Today Yahoo reports that Final Fantasy XIII has sold over 1 million PS3 copies on launch day in Japan, and PS3 Dev rickylyh confirmed it weighs in at 37.6GB in size on a dual-layer Blu-ray disc with a 1.6GB system cache in dev_hdd1 used to aid in loading.

This figure doesn't include the system bundles, however, but Square Enix managed to ship 1.8 million copies total (including bundles) to retail stores.

Unfortunately, unless you are looking to import the much-anticipated RPG, you'll have to wait until March of next year for it to arrive in other regions.

For those curious, Final Fantasy XIII will be released in the US and Europe for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 9, 2010.
 

Sony: PlayStation Home Reaches 10 Million Users, New Spaces

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248w ago - Today Sony announced that PlayStation Home has reached 10 million users, quite an amazing feat for the virtual online meeting place.

In the works for 2010 are several new PS Home spaces... details are below.

Press Release: PlayStation Home: where users and developers meet

• As three new, interactive game spaces open in PlayStation®Home, its status as the meeting place of choice for users and developers becomes ever more apparent

• More than 10 million Home users is the evidence of the success.

City, Date: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has opened the doors to two stunning new spaces in PlayStation®Home for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves™ and Ratchet and Clank™ A Crack in Time, with a MotorStorm™ space set to arrive soon.

Each space has its own distinct feel offering an interactive area where all of the 10 million users can get a taste for the title, hang out with other fans, enjoy fascinating mini-games and watch the latest game footage.

For developers, it's a chance to showcase their products and creativity to their core audience; the MotorStorm space, for example, is decked-out as a garage-come-industrial warehouse, complete with DJ area, dancefloors and chill-out zones, while offering new merchandise and quest rewards....
 

Activision: Modern Warfare 2 Made $550 Million in Five Days

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253w ago - Today Activision is reporting that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made $550 million in the first five days of the videogame's release.

It appears even in this challenging economic climate, Modern Warfare 2 is indeed a top seller setting a new entertainment industry record.

Press Release: Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Sets All-Time Entertainment Industry Record Grossing an Estimated $550 Million Worldwide in First Five Days

Biggest Entertainment Launch in History Continues to Break Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov 18, 2009 - Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to shatter theatrical box office and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars.

The biggest entertainment launch in history set a new worldwide estimated five-day sell-through record of approximately $550 million, according to internal Activision estimates.

Modern Warfare 2's launch beat all previous first-and five-day entertainment industry box office, book and video game sell-through records:

- The largest reported five-day opening worldwide box office gross figures, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million)
- The largest reported five-day...
 

LittleBigPlanet PS3 Community Reaches One Million Creations

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270w ago - Today CEO of LittleBigPlanet SackBoy has announced that their PS3 Community has reached the one million creation milestone.

To quote: The community has now uploaded over one million levels. One. Million. Levels.

Amazing, isn't it? Just think, this means that a new level has been published roughly every 21 seconds since LittleBigPlanet launched.

If you, dear PlayStation Blog reader, are a member of the LittleBigPlanet community, then please can you give yourself a big pat on the back from everyone at Media Molecule and PlayStation.

We are in awe of the creativity, effort and invention that you have all shown in making LBP such a great place to build, share and have fun together.





In case you were wondering, those million levels have been played a total of 244 million times.

The fact that you keep coming back to play, create and share makes us feel all warm and happy.

To those of you who haven't yet tried LittleBigPlanet, let me ask you a question. What the heck are you waiting for? With over a million different levels to play ... don't you think you might be missing out? :-)

Oh, and one last thing before I'm off to play some of these great...
 
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