Sony Claims 9 million UMD Games and 8.2 Million UMD Movies Have Been Sold

Source: Tomshardware

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Sony estimates that they have already sold 9 million games on UMD and 8.2 million movies. Current manufacturing lines are stretched to the max - Bob Hurley, with Sony DADC, says that Sony is churning out 200,000 UMDs a day and future capacity is expected to be 500,000 per day.

"Tiger Woods Golf is my personal favorite [game], but video has been surprisingly good to us," says Hurley. In a few years Sony expect videos to be more than 60 percent of all UMD sales, with an expected 130 million UMDs being sold in 2008.

While Hurley said that UMDs are protected with 128-bit AES encryption, ripped games and movies are already appearing on popular P2P networks. In April 2005, just one month after the PSP was launched, pirate groups managed to break the encryption and complete instructions are easily found on the Internet.

Since Sony does not sell blank UMD discs to consumers, the copied games/videos must be transferred to a Memory Stick or viewed on a computer.

Source: Tomshardware

20050831-umd2

Sony estimates that they have already sold 9 million games on UMD and 8.2 million movies. Current manufacturing lines are stretched to the max - Bob Hurley, with Sony DADC, says that Sony is churning out 200,000 UMDs a day and future capacity is expected to be 500,000 per day.

"Tiger Woods Golf is my personal favorite [game], but video has been surprisingly good to us," says Hurley. In a few years Sony expect videos to be more than 60 percent of all UMD sales, with an expected 130 million UMDs being sold in 2008.

While Hurley said that UMDs are protected with 128-bit AES encryption, ripped games and movies are already appearing on popular P2P networks. In April 2005, just one month after the PSP was launched, pirate groups managed to break the encryption and complete instructions are easily found on the Internet.

Since Sony does not sell blank UMD discs to consumers, the copied games/videos must be transferred to a Memory Stick or viewed on a computer.

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