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Sony unveils worldwide PS3 hardware, software sales

on 3 August 2009

Sony has revealed that it has sold approximately 23.8 million PlayStation 3 consoles globally since the machine’s launch in November 2006.

In addition, the conglomerate also announced that software sales have reached 189.7 million as of June 30, 2009. The numbers include PSN and retail-based software, as well as all publishers.

In comparison, Microsoft has shipped around 30 million Xbox 360 consoles to date, while the Wii has shipped in the region of 50 million since the Nintendo platform arrived in late 2006.

Over the weekend it was revealed that roughly half of all PS3 owners have signed up for PlayStation Network.