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For Sony, 15 Years Of PlayStation Success Warrants A Celebration, Discounts Galore

by Ernice Gilbert on September 9th, 2010, under Hot, News, Sony

It’s Sony, it’s the PlayStation brand, and in North America, SCEA’s celebrating 15 years of success.

Since the initial launch the the first console in 1995, the brand has sold over 377 million consoles across its product portfolio, and more than 2 billion software units worldwide.

PlayStation has generated over $63 billion in revenue in the US alone, which is equivalent to 40 percent of the overall videogame market share in the country to date.

Here’s SCEA CEO Jack Tretton:

“When you look in the rear-view mirror at what was happening in 1995 you see that the video game industry was an entirely different animal,” he said.

Cartridges were still the preferred medium, and the market was a modest $2.6 billion in sales revenue annually. Many critics thought that a disc-based console with a lot of horse power would shoot over the heads of consumers, but our users proved them wrong.

Now, we are seeing a convergence of video games and home entertainment, and a market that is a robust $20 billion in revenue. In the next 15 years and beyond, PlayStation will continue to bring new and more immersive experiences, like stereoscopic 3D, augmented reality as well as genre-defying gameplay into consumer living rooms.”

The giant hasn’t left its faithful followers out, either. And in the upcoming months, Sony plans on offering the following discounts that will surely make the most bitter ones smile.

They include:

Free downloadable PS3 & PSP static themes available for download on the PlayStationStore starting today

Weekly discounts on select PS One titles within the PlayStation 15th anniversary collection page, available in all SCEA territories on PS3, PSP & Media Go Storefronts. In addition to a 50 percent sale on Super Rub A Dub (Super Rub A Dub offer good from Thursday, September 9, 2010 – through Monday, September 20, 2010).

A PlayStation Home commemorative Original PlayStation (PS One) ornament for personal spaces available starting today.

Happy Birthday.

5 Comments

  1. Fri, 10th Sep 2010 at 3:41 am

    kinda scary to see how far weve come in those 15 years ay?
    not only that, really scary to see how far we have come since the industry started with the pong days!

  2. Fri, 10th Sep 2010 at 4:10 am

    Yeah, congrats to them. It’s even scarier to think of where we will be in the next 15, if God permits

  3. Fri, 10th Sep 2010 at 10:53 am

    dident you get the memo?
    the worlds ending in 2012.
    ;)

  4. Fri, 10th Sep 2010 at 12:19 pm

    lol – that movie was something; really something. I especially liked that Russian pilot. The guy was ruthless

  5. Sat, 11th Sep 2010 at 9:00 am

    yea was a great movie!

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