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Thank You for a Great 2009

Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Feb 11, 2010 // President & CEO

Happy new year PlayStation Nation,

2009 was a great success for the PlayStation brand in a market that continues to be impacted by a down economy. I wanted to thank you for making this past year the best yet for the PS3.

According to NPD’s recent Top Global Markets report, PlayStation was the only company to see consumers in three territories (UK, US and Japan) spending 15% more on PS3 software in 2009 than they did in 2008 – this is while the category as a whole experienced a 9% decline in software sales. The PS3 was also the only console in the U.S. to see double-digit growth in sales this past quarter. December also marked the best sales month in the platform’s history, breaking one million hardware units and 7.3 million software units. We’re nowhere near slowing down in the new year as today’s NPD numbers show a 36% sales increase on PS3 hardware when compared to last January. This is truly remarkable given the tight inventory we’ve been experiencing as a result of high consumer demand since last Fall.

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Games like UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves are surpassing our lofty expectations as it outsold the franchise’s first PS3 game and is now closing in on three million copies sold worldwide. Over half a million of you have already chosen your allegiance in MAG, and have played over 270,000 games in the Shadow War.

We’ve also successfully established that we’re not just a disc-based powerhouse, but we’re also a digital powerhouse. PlayStation Network experienced huge growth last year, marking its best revenue month in December – a 155% increase in sales from the previous year. More than 40 million of you all over the world are coming to PlayStation Network to access multimedia content and to enhance your social gaming experiences.

It truly is a great time to be a PS3 owner as we have so much more in store this year. We’ve already come out of the gates with MAG, White Knight Chronicles, BioShock 2 and we have an onslaught of new IP and blockbuster games just around the corner with Heavy Rain, God of War III, and Final Fantasy XIII… not to mention the many other games we’re keeping up our sleeves. We’re also bringing groundbreaking technology to the masses with the launches of 3D gaming and the new motion controller later this year. We know both will open entirely new doors for you to enhance your gaming experiences and will provide new ways for you to think about interactive entertainment.

Thank you again for making PS3 your entertainment device of choice. We look forward to your continued excitement for the brand.

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+ Dayslak on February 12th, 2010 at 6:59 pm said:

I’ve had a PS3 since October 2008 i love the PS3 and after playing it. i will defiantly buy anything Sony puts out because you guys know how to put out a quality product.


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+ Yoshimitsu_Q8 on February 13th, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

You’re welcome sir :)
been a proud PlayStation owner since 1997
i own every PlayStation console because it’s the best :)


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+ RSene on February 14th, 2010 at 9:40 am said:

The two most award-winners games of 2009 are PS3 exclusives… Uncharted 2 and Demon’s Souls..

I didn’t play this last one, hoping to find the SE, but can’t find it.. could you give me one?


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+ manofchao5 on February 15th, 2010 at 12:39 pm said:

no, thank you for the free copy of flow
its pretty good for an $8 price tag im considering paying the $8 cause its pretty good


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+ jman10274 on February 15th, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

What about all of us who have been screwed by bad updates? I have the 60gb PS3 I bought in 07′. It has been well kept and worked perfectly until I bought Uncharted 2 last Friday and installed the REQUIRED update. Now it won’t recognize any discs. I tried resetting to the default settings, formatted the hd and nothing helped. Why should I pay Sony $150 + shipping to fix it. I didn’t break it you did. Obviously this is not a hardware issue and seems to be a major problem – Google: PS3 won’t read discs. 2010 may not be so great. Is Sony really going to wait for another class action suit or act responsibly and fix the problem it created?


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+ Elvick_ on February 17th, 2010 at 12:49 am said:

Not sure who owns the IP… but Media.Vision should start up on Wild ARMs 6… I wants it. I neeeeds it.


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+ Kaboose12 on February 24th, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

i think what should be in the next ps3 update should be cross game chat i hope sony developers read this email me at [DELETED]


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+ Kaboose12 on February 24th, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

i think cross game chat should be in the next update btw is where i blog about what should be in the next update?


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+ CHUBROCK20 on March 7th, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

Why is it in the Los Angeles area all the ps3 slim are sold out and I ask when r they going to get more and they say Sony not going to make any more


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