PS3 sales ahead of expectations

Sony has stated that it’s on track to sell the 15m units it had forecast in the year ending March 2011 and that the machine is now selling at a better rate than the company had forecast.

As of the end of August, sales look a bit better than we expected,” SCE president Kaz Hirai told Reuters.

In addition, the exec added that 38m PS3 consoles have now been sold and that 80 per cent of them – or 30.4m – are now connected to the PlayStation Network. In January Microsoft stated that 23m Xbox 360 owners were connected to Xbox Live.

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