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Happy 3rd Anniversary PS3 and PlayStation Network!

Kim Nguyen's Avatar + Posted by Kim Nguyen on Nov 17, 2009 // Marketing Manager, PlayStation 3

As many of you know, today marks the third anniversary of PS3 and PlayStation Network. It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in three short years. At launch three years ago, PS3 was a cutting edge gaming console, ushering in the idea of a forward thinking format like Blu-ray that few people had heard of. We were committed to that concept and how it would impact the gaming landscape for the next generation. Today, Blu-ray Disc is the next gen standard media format giving PS3 game developers a larger canvas to create games that continually push the envelope on rich, immersive gaming experiences.

In its infancy, PlayStation Network began as a free service to gamers offering an online commerce option for games and game content. Today, it offers an unrivaled social networking experience in PlayStation Home, a robust video delivery service for purchasing and renting SD and HD content from every major studio, social networking applications like Facebook, instant streaming content from Netflix, and a rich selection of more than 450 games for PS3 and PSP…oh, and yes, it’s still free.

Momentum is going strong and signs are only pointing up for us. In October, we saw a 70 percent increase in PS3 sales over last October. This was fueled by a marketing campaign that many of you have commented on, but also by a new slimmer and lighter form factor with a larger hard-drive for $100 less. We’re seeing hundreds of thousands of you joining the PlayStation family every day, and we welcome you to check out all of the amazing things that PlayStation has to offer.

We are really hitting our stride here and with how far you’ve seen us come in three short years, imagine how far we’ll go with the next three. It all starts with this holiday and blockbusters like UNCHARTED 2 and Ratchet & Clank, and only gets better in Q1 with MAG, Heavy Rain and God of War III.

Really, what I’m here to say is, thanks for all of your support. Without your enthusiasm and feedback, PS3 wouldn’t be what it is today.

Camping out for a PS3

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+ KazeEternal on November 17th, 2009 at 5:27 pm said:

Allot of hard lessons learned up to this point, but glad I have my PS3.


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+ Xulap on November 17th, 2009 at 5:27 pm said:

Happy Birthday!!


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+ mikedo2007 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:29 pm said:

Happy B-day, PS3 and PSN. Keep up the good work, Sony.


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+ VassagoOo on November 17th, 2009 at 5:31 pm said:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, i wish you to broke all the concurence like you always did :)
Like a lot ask, can we have the movie for Canada like a birthday gift ? WE want to have the ” a robust video delivery service for purchasing and renting SD and HD content from every major studio ”
Keep up the good work Sony !!


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+ KILLZONE79 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:33 pm said:

Happy 3rd Birthday PS3.

Its been a jaw dropping HD experice these 3 years. amend to that

but as far as PS3 goes, well i bought the 60GB at launch and it died in late 2008 so 2 year life for 60GB thats pretty good. i bought the 80GB PS3 early 2009 so far no problems at all.

the launch of video store was awesome.

oh, i almost forgot, i loved the PLAYB3YOND Tv ads those were sweet! this new campaign “it only does everything” its okay so far mean i do like the TV ads that are pretty funny. but PLAYB3YOND Tv ads were way cooler.
especially these PLAYB3YOND ads

PLAYB3YOND SIXAXIS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoixKCI-y0

PLAYB3YOND High Def
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2f_Fl7aZO8

and also, i loved the puzzles on PLAYB3YOND.com thats was cool too.


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+ FlamingPibbly on November 17th, 2009 at 5:35 pm said:

Happy Birthday! I have only been in the family for a year, but I see many more years to come. I agree with mixedkidbx, Cross-Game Chat would have been the best B-day gift, but I can’t complain with everything there is already! Keep up the good work Sony!


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+ MK500 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:38 pm said:

Thank you everyone on the PlayStation and PSN teams! You’ve brought countless hours of fun to so many, and fostered a lot of friendships through the community you built. We, your fans, complain a lot…but hope you know we love you. Happy Anniversary!


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+ HaMmOdY on November 17th, 2009 at 5:40 pm said:

Happy Birthday PS3, Sony thank you so much. I wish you all the best.


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+ Destiny89 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:40 pm said:

HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY PS3 AND PSN!! love you guys! Sony the best! hope for many years to come and will always support you guys :).. keep up the good work sony :)


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+ sbf717 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:40 pm said:

Happy Birthday. I’m amazed at how far PSN and PS3 has come in 3 years. Thanks for continuing to evolve the console through free firmware upgrades. And a HUGE thanks for getting Netflix on PS3. I’ve been streaming TV shows and movies like crazy. :D


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+ Dice_for_Death_ on November 17th, 2009 at 5:41 pm said:

It’s been an awesome ride, so far. Keep it up, Sony. :D


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+ kawaiigamr on November 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

3 YEARS OF AWESOMENESS!!!! LETS MAKE IT PAST 1000!!!!


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+ superben1990 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:43 pm said:

60GB PS3 for my birthday! still the best b-day present ever!!! PSN ID superben1990… long live PS3


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+ bbd23 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:43 pm said:

Yay happy birthday!!!. free psn game for everyone!!!


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+ remanutd5 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

i was there!!!! at madison avenue waiting to get my hands on my ps3 , its been quite an interesting journey but its not nearly finish yet lol , i still have to play 3 of my 4 most anticipated titles this generation and they are all coming out next year!!!! ( God of War 3 , Gran Turismo 5 and The Last Guardian ) and keep bringing more kick ass games that only you guys can bring , happy birthday from someone who has supported your grandpa( psone) , your pa( ps2) , you and your little brother (psp ), happy birthday PS3 !!!


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+ Thrill_Kill on November 17th, 2009 at 5:47 pm said:

I am a proud owner of a first generation 60GB console bought on day 1, and it’s still working perfectly, and quietly. I am glad I was nearly first in line to get my console. The PlayStation 3 turned out to be exactly what I envisioned it to be. And it’s great being in the PlayStation family.

Happy Birthday PS3!


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+ SoYoung on November 17th, 2009 at 5:48 pm said:

I bought a 60GB model 3 years ago. I was happy with it until this summer when I got my first YLOD. I send it back to sony for a 170$ repair cost. Now 2 months later I got the YLOD again on my refurb ps3 and lost all my data again.

So I’m kind of disapointed with the ps3 at a certain point right now. Sony always claimed that the ps3 is a great machine who didnt broke and now it seems many people have the problem i got and my ps3 join my 360 who also died 2 times in 2 years.

So, yeah, the ps3 is great, but after payer 650$ at launch + 170$ for reparation and it still not fonctionnal I will think twice before buying a system at launch.


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+ Schobeleth on November 17th, 2009 at 5:49 pm said:

Happy birthday PS3 and PSN! Many years to come and many great games already out and coming up that are ONLY on the PS3 and PSN =)


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+ Istyle318 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:50 pm said:

Happy Birthday PSN I never cheated on you. I been down every since PSX days use to play cd’s with you and now we are watching blu ray and playing online with family friends and wife. I love you (No Homo) LOL


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+ DJnal05 on November 17th, 2009 at 5:50 pm said:

Happy Bday PS3!!

keep up tha gud work!!


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+ DMPrince on November 17th, 2009 at 5:51 pm said:

Happy Birthday ps3!!


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+ Grouken on November 17th, 2009 at 5:53 pm said:

Happy birthday!!!!!!!

And our gifts are? :)


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+ commedieu on November 17th, 2009 at 5:54 pm said:

go sony!

but my 60gb is no longer with us :\ YLOD

however my slim is here.

I love the 60gb more, and I think it knows.


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+ Obi_Al_Kenobi on November 17th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

“…thanks for all of your support. Without your enthusiasm and feedback, PS3 wouldn’t be what it is today.”

Thanks TO YOU Sony, I mean, you are the ONLY company that dares to deliver a totally NEW hardware every game generation. Knowing the risks that today’s market has.

Even so, ou keep pushing the technology and even so, you try to deliver the best games or the console.

Of course, there was mistakes, but important thing is to NOT MAKE THEM but to LEARN FROM THEM and try to keep better every day.

The PS3 is a impressive console, a very hardware-reliable console that has one of the best game library of all times, sadly other coMpanie$, play dirty. I hope you can capitalize this momentum and dont lose it.

If the competition shoots one bullet, you must shoot three bullets, I hope you get it.

Thanks for bring me Uncharted, Uncharted 2, MGS4, Demons Soul just to name some. Those are easily, the best games on many many years


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+ ski_bumm on November 17th, 2009 at 5:57 pm said:

Happy birthday PS3! And unlike many of us, you’ve lost weight since your last birthday… … Thanks for 3 great years!


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on November 17th, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

3 years and still no new avatars… you tell me if that’s a success. That’s right I base your success on avatars and avatars alone, epic fail.


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+ polite_society on November 17th, 2009 at 6:04 pm said:

Has it been 3 years already? Well done! I’ve been loving every minute.


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+ AshtheStampede86 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

Happy Birthday PS3! Here’s to many more great years!

Keep up the good work Sony!


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+ Tefrin on November 17th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

I purchased my 20 gig second week. Sony would be nice to have a PSN video store up here in Canada please.


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+ MadeInScotland on November 17th, 2009 at 6:06 pm said:

Alles gut zum Geburtstag PS3!!!!


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+ theskitone on November 17th, 2009 at 6:07 pm said:

W00T!!! 3 great years and to think that ive missed out on most of the whole time just cuz i didn’t do my homework in 7th grade :( oh well at least I’m in the loop now and im not gunna miss a thing


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+ chantht on November 17th, 2009 at 6:10 pm said:

Happy B-Day Playstation 3!!


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+ Neil on November 17th, 2009 at 6:11 pm said:

You should ask that guy in the pic if he still has his PS3 then he should get a free PSN game.


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+ XXT223 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:13 pm said:

PS3 HAPPY B-DAY!!!! 20GB & 60GB OWNERS YOU 2 GUYS.


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+ piro_z on November 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm said:

happy B day ps3 it’s time I should get a new ps3 good bye yellow light hello slim


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+ Gotti_G10 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm said:

happy bday ps3!!!!


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+ teb_60 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:16 pm said:

yo, yo
happy birthday my dude (PS3), just letting u know to come holla at me when your bac n town, i got that 4 u….. My Man!. lovin the stuff i got from u.


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+ theng4 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:16 pm said:

Happy Birthday PS3!!! :D
Cheers to Sony! :D


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+ Jose345o on November 17th, 2009 at 6:16 pm said:

Alright! 3 years! Congrats, Sony! Can we expect a gift on the PS store this thursday? :)


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+ cowboyd21 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:16 pm said:

@ 68 dude i hate to break the news to you but nothing last forever sometimes stuff happen . my ps3 die on me 1 time so i pay for it to get fix and it still working . i will be getting a ps3 silm so i will have two ps3 lol i haven’t turn on my 360 in six weeks , uncharted 2 is that good i can’t wait for mag happy b day sony.


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+ Rirnef on November 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:

Happy Birthday PS3! Hope future B-days are even better!


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+ unstablefears on November 17th, 2009 at 6:20 pm said:

Happy birthday Sony!!!!


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+ Zhi13 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:22 pm said:

Happy B-Day PS3!! :D


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+ SHANECARPENTER07 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:25 pm said:

by the way with out the psn the ps3 would have not got where it is today. look at the wii it only has a network that is called wii wifi that really sucks. sony hit it right when they made it to be the xboxlive killer. i belived in it from day one and always will belive in it. i was one of the oners of the ps2 fates back in the day that thing ran good till 2003 then it stoped reading discs in the drive. i got it fixed for free but it never ran the same. so sony it was good that you made the ps3 better then you did the ps2 because it never stopes reading the dics even ater shuting off and bliking red from over heating. this is not my forst ps3 because after 4 months of using it it died on me. so i got a exchang from you and never a problem. the only thing i have with it is that it does run slow some times but i can still play my games offline. so good jub sony i know in my hart you will pull this gen out with a nother win. Happy Burthday ps3 and psn. also by the way the psn is hear to say it will be on the ps3-ps7 and beyound.


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+ dragonmagician on November 17th, 2009 at 6:25 pm said:

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to the 4th year. GOW3, WKC, Heavy Rain, FF13, EyePet, GT5, etc.

Hope to hear about release dates on some of those titles soon.


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+ Rickastillo on November 17th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

Happy Birthday Playstation 3 and PsNetwork, i hope for many more upcoming years. Sony forever


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+ arnoldmcguire335 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

Happy B-Day PS3 and PSN. you guys brought out what no other console can do- A media center in it!

I love it because you all the good things that can be done in the unit. in possibilities are endless because, as the tagline says, “It only does everything”.

May more good years come to the PS3 and PSN.


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+ xI-Red-Ix on November 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

happy b-day!!!

here’s to seven more :D


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+ Train1999 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

Hello guys and girls of the world of Sony Playstation. Just wanted to wish Playstation 3 a happy 3rd birthday. I look forward to more stuff coming out every month/year/week etc. I also have a 60 GB model too which plays all the games too. Just feel alittle lousy that the current models don’t play the ole PS2 games. I’ve been playing Playstation games since 1995. Still have some PS one games too. The cool part I love is that you can upgrade the hard drive. Remember you have to have a 2.5 inch hard drive and make sure you back up the hard drive before putting the new one in. Sony Playstation 4 Life.

Peach out
Train1999


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+ nami3131 on November 17th, 2009 at 6:30 pm said:

Happy Birthday PSN!!! Happy Birthday PS3!!!
You are like no other I have ever known!!! Keep it goin!!! xoxo!!!


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