PlayStation 3 sales reach 70 million worldwide
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced a significant milestone for the PlayStation 3, with similar impressive feats from the PlayStation Move controller system.
Since its launch in November 2006, 70 million PlayStation 3 consoles have been sold worldwide, SCE announced today. The milestone was officially pipped on November 4.
There are now over 3,590 games published for the PlayStation 3, with over 595 million units sold worldwide.
The PlayStation Move motion controller system has managed 15 million sales since its own launch in September 2010. It is now supported by over 400 compatible titles, including the recently released Wonderbook system.
Sony took the time to note that the PlayStation 3 has evolved through multiple hardware revisions, culminating in the September release of the Super Slim model, the smallest and most energy-efficient version to date, boasting the largest HDD sizes.
The PlayStation Network launched alongside the PlayStation 3 in November 2006 and now operates in 59 territories, offering 170,000 pieces of downloadable content, of which just 57,000 are game-related, the rest being entertainment applications including movies, music and sports. The PlayStation store was re-launched in October in Europe, South America and the US.
I'm sure that with The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension and (possibly) Final Fantasy Versus XIII releasing next year that those numbers will continue to rise.