On PlayStation’s 15th Birthday, Platform Claims 377 Million Consoles Sold

By September 9, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

On PlayStation’s 15th Birthday, Platform Claims 377 Million Consoles Sold

by Leigh Alexander

Today, September 9, is the 15th anniversary of the PlayStation; including the original console and its two subsequent editions, the platform has sold 377 million hardware units and over 2 billion software units to date, the company announced today.

In today’s Gamasutra feature, Sony Computer Entertainment senior VP of marketing Peter Dille reflects on the system’s unusual, disruptive launch: “We sold more than 130 million PS1s, went on to sell more than 146 million PS2s, put Sega out of the hardware business, established us as a household brand, [and] created a huge profit center for Sony Corporation,” he says.

It all started with a bold move: Going maverick with an idea that was originally intended simply as a Nintendo peripheral, and implementing the optical disc technology in which Sony was one of the market leaders at the time.

Read the whole story here.

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