Sony Sells 1 Million PlayStation 3 Hits in North America

Sony says that more than one million units of its recently launched PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system have shipped in North America to retailers. The company successfully achieved this milestone by the end of the 2006 calendar year, just six weeks after the product was introduced on November 17, 2006.

PlayStation 3 has been selling-out at retail outlets across North America since it was launched. This high consumer demand drove PlayStation 3 to reach the one-million mark before its predecessors, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the original PlayStation game console ? both systems combined have shipped more than 200 million units of hardware and more than two billion units of software worldwide.

PlayStation 3 wasn't the only hot gift this holiday season; the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system continues to enjoy record-breaking sales in North America. In the first quarter of 2007, PlayStation 2 will continue to fuel industry growth with the highly anticipated release of the MLB 07 The Show and God of War II titles.

Consumer demand for the PSP (PlayStation Portable), the company's handheld entertainment system, also remained strong this past year. New software releases continued PSP's momentum in offering console-quality gaming on-the-go, from key franchises such as SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 to award-winning original IP such as LocoRoco . SCEA also drove interest in the PSP system via expanded entertainment capabilities, including TiVoToGo, which enables PSP owners to watch television programming transferred from their TiVo wherever, whenever; support for video podcasts broadcasted through Really Simple Syndication feeds; and a Remote Play feature for streaming media content (music, videos and photos) from a PlayStation 3 to a PSP.

PlayStation-branded entertainment and gaming content that will be shown in the Sony booth at CES 2007, includes:
- Formula One Championship Edition ? PlayStation 3;
- MLB 07 The Show ? PlayStation 3, PSP;
- MotorStorm ? PlayStation 3;
- Lair ? PlayStation 3;
- Heavenly Sword ? PlayStation 3;
- Gran Turismo HD Concept ? PlayStation 3 Downloadable;
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters ? PSP;
- Killzone: Liberation ? PSP;
- SOCOM: U.S Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 ? PSP.

Other features on display will include "Remote Play" for PlayStation 3, which allows the consumer to utilize their PSP to access content on their PlayStation 3 hard drive, including movies, television shows, videos and music. A full demonstration of the PlayStation Network, and PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3, as well as Location Free TV for PSP, will also be shown.

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