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Playstation Hits 100 Million Mark

Date: 2004 May 24 22:17

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Japanese electronics giant Sony has shipped its 100 millionth Playstation, the company has announced.

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According to Sony, the figure makes the Playstation - launched in 1994 - the biggest selling games console ever.

The numbers do not include sales of the newer Playstation 2, which appeared in 2000 and had shifted 70 million units by March of this year.

But the milestone follows a fall in sales, which contributed to a 23% slide in Sony's profits for 2003.

Sony is now developing PSP, a portable version of Playstation, which it hopes will reinvigorate its gaming hardware sales.

The PSP will compete with a new device from arch-rival Nintendo, thus far dubbed "DS" for its dual screens.

Source: BBC News
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