Sony’s sold how many PS3’s?

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PsmoveQuick! Which is the top-selling HD console in the world right now? The safe guess would be to assume that it’s the Xbox 360; that’s what the media keeps saying and it did have that year-long head start. You might even be right – but not for long.

Sony’s announced that it’s reached a pretty significant milestone of 70 million PlayStation 3’s sold in the six years since its launch.

"Cumulative sales of the PlayStation 3 have reached a milestone of 70 million units worldwide as of 4 November 2012," the company confirmed in a statement.

Just weeks ago, Microsoft issued a similar statement, sating that they too have sold 70 million of their consoles – and that’s with an extra year on store shelves. Much of that has to do with brand loyalty. The 360 has performed pretty abysmally in Japan – and European game territories, including South Africa, have always favoured the PlayStation Brand.

Microsoft’s still the global leader when it comes to HD consoles, but it probably won;t be for too long, seeing as Sony’s whittled away that year head start to pretty much nothing.

In fact, If Sony didn’t completely duff up the second re-launch of their PlayStation 3 with that terribly overpriced Super Slim, they’d probably have the lead.

Oh, in the same statement, Sony’s said it’s managed – incredibly – to sell 15 million PlayStation Move units to date. That’s 15 million suckers who’re regretting that particular purchase.

And yes, I’m one of them.

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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