Sony Still Hopes for 15 Million PS3 Sales This Year - The UpStream

Sony Still Hopes for 15 Million PS3 Sales This Year

posted Sunday Dec 18, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Sony Still Hopes for 15 Million PS3 Sales This Year

Even after all of the destruction Sony has suffered this year, like their PlayStation Network crashing, including the second round of account comprises and the delay of the Vita, they are still ridiculously optimistic. Not only are they making improvements to the PlayStation Home, they still feel confident in their PS3 sales.

This week, Sony has said that despite it all and through everything, they are still right on track to push 15 million units across the globe for its fiscal year ending in March. Head of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House said that PS3 sales are actually ahead of what they've projected year-to-date. However, he was a little timid on commenting whether or not the Vita is going to meet initial estimates.

During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, Sony finally made a profit since 2006 when it launched the PS3, as it was able to sell over 14 million units and was able to cut costs on production. Comparing it with the Xbox 360's 57.6 million units sold since inception, Sony comes in at 55.5 million, not too far from the top dog.

It's interesting to see that regardless of the mistakes, Sony's E3 conference has put faith and buying power back into the consumers and they are speaking with their dollars. Can the PlayStation knock off the Xbox 360 in the top spot? Will the soon-to-be released Vita hinder that effort? Let us know in the comments.


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