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Sony: 1 Million PlayStation Move Units Shipped in North America

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200w ago - Sony PlayStation 3 Marketing Manager Kim Nguyen has announced today that one million PlayStation Move units have shipped in North America and that there is a growing library of titles.

To quote: You might have heard that PlayStation Move has already shipped one million units and given the list of exciting games below, it's hard to imagine sales slowing down.

Next Tuesday marks the launch of gritty brawler, The Fight: Lights Out, party favorite SingStar Dance, and the HD revival of one of PlayStation's most iconic characters, Sly Cooper, in The Sly Collection.

But that's just the start of the holiday shopping season; we've got more great games on their way for every type of gamer - from the casual to the core and everyone in between. Additionally, we've got exclusive games coming out in early 2011 including Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, and SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs.

Not only do we have a wide variety of first-party PlayStation Move titles for this holiday season, but we have some of the best third-party developers supporting the PlayStation 3 Move-ment with compatible games like Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011, TRON Evolution: The Video Game, and R.U.S.E. We've had a great first month and a half, but this is just the beginning. For a complete list of confirmed...
 

Speculation: Sony losing $260 on every PS3 shipped?

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329w ago - According to writer Greg Howson over at the Guardian.co.uk (linked above), he has done some number crunching and believes that the PS3 could be losing $260 on every PS3 shipped!

Here is his reasoning: On Sony's own figures, the games division made a loss of $130 for each PlayStation 3 shipped. Let's assume that it's making pots of money on the PSP and the PlayStation 2: the PS2 is now hugely profitable and still sells more games than anything else.

These two platforms could easily have made a profit of $1.2bn in the year. In that case, the total PS3 loss would have been $2.4bn shared between 9.24m PS3 consoles, or $260 per PS3 -- including any attached Sony games.

Sound like a realistic estimate? Of course, only Sony knows for sure...
 

Rock Band: 3 Million Units Shipped, 10 Million Songs Downloaded

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330w ago - According to GameDaily, Viacom (parent company of MTV, which owns Harmonix), has announced that Rock Band has managed to ship "more than three million bundled units" since its launch last November. That's certainly a healthy number, and one that likely rivals - if not trumps - Activision's competing title, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

On top of this, Harmonix has revealed that over 10 million songs have been downloaded off the Internet, which only proves that those downloadable packs are both highly sought-after and extremely lucrative. And much like Grand Theft Auto IV and Take-Two, Rock Band's success has caused Viacom's Media Networks division to leap.

"Media Networks revenues rose 16% to $2.02 billion, principally driven by strong sales of the music video game Rock Band," Viacom said in an official statement. "...our Rock Band video game is continuing its successful tour and is emerging as a valuable long-term franchise. We expect to further that success with the upcoming release of Rock Band on the Wii home video game system and our launch in Europe," commented Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom.

Without any doubt, the music genre of video games, once a budding new category in the interactive entertainment world, now contains several of the most...
 
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