January 8th, 2007, 16:51 Posted By: wraggster
Despite initial manufacturing problems, Sony has shipped a total of 1 million PS3 consoles to North America in the first six weeks on sale.
Jack Tretton, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment, confirmed the figures at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday, commenting: "SCEA went to great lengths to help meet demand for PS3 including airlifting systems into North America on a weekly basis"
He added, "The fact that we were able to reach the one-million mark faster than our top-selling platform, the PS2, further validates the strength of the PlayStation brand and our belief that consumers are ready to experience true high-definition gaming."
This figure beats the Xbox 360, which shipped 600,000 units in the same time at its launch, but still trails the Wii, which has already sold more than 1.8 million consoles.
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