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Hirai wants PS3 to beat PS2

Reckons sales could top 140 million.

Following the announcement that PlayStation 2 sales have now topped 140 million, King of Sony Kaz Hirai has said he's keen to see PS3 do even better.

"It's not fun for me replicating the PS2 numbers. I've seen that movie already," he told the Financial Times.

"I want to try to see if we can exceed the PS2 numbers after nine years, otherwise why are we in this business?"

As announced at E3 last week, it's taken PS2 nine years to hit the 140 million mark. PSone hasn't done too badly either, with 102 million consoles shifted since 1994.

It was also at E3 that Microsoft's Don Mattrick declared he'll do all he can to ensure Xbox 360 beats PS3. Contenders, ready!

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