Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that retail sales of its new PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(R)) (CECH-2000A) computer entertainment system achieved a total of 1 million units(*1) worldwide in the 3 weeks since its launch on September 1, 2009(*2). The expansion of the PS3 platform is being accelerated along with the introduction of more and more new and exciting software titles as well as the enhancement of PlayStation(R)Network.
Along with the vast line-up of attractive and exciting entertainment content to be released this holiday season from third-party game developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios, SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment.
(*1) The number is based on SCEI’s estimation.
(*2) The new PS3 became available in stores on September 1, 2009, in North America, Europe/ PAL territories, Asian countries and regions, and in Japan on September 3, 2009.