Over 70 Million PlayStation 3 Consoles Have Been Sold Worldwide

Sony's home console and its features are quite popular

By Andrei Dobra on November 16th, 2012 21:21 GMT

Sony has confirmed that over 70 million PlayStation 3 consoles have been sold worldwide since the device’s release back in 2006, while impressive figures have also been reached by the PlayStation Move motion control system or the online PlayStation Store.

It’s a bit hard to believe, but Sony released its PlayStation 3 way back in 2006 around the world and, since then, the console has gone through two redesigns, including the most recent Super Slim one, as well as through different price plans.

Now, Sony has confirmed that over 70 million consoles have been sold worldwide.

What’s more, the Japanese company has also boasted the performance of its PlayStation Move motion controller, which has just sold over 15 million units since its release back in 2010.

Sony has also detailed the PlayStation Network, which has reached over 59 countries around the world and provides all sorts of digital content.

“Along with the introduction of PS3 in November 2006, SCE launched PlayStation Network, which now operates in 59 countries and regions around the world,” the company said in an official statement.

“PlayStation Network supports free community-centric online gameplay, exclusive games from independent developers and major publishers, and a broad range of entertainment applications across movies, music, and sports. PS3 owners can access 170,000 downloadable digital content including 57,000 game content worldwide from PlayStation Network.”

According to Sony, around 3,590 games are now available for the PS3, with more than 595 million units sold worldwide.

Last but not least, the company has also hyped up its PlayStation Plus service, which offers PlayStation 3 owners access to all sorts of advantages, including an Instant Game Collection filled with popular free games.

Don’t forget that, next week, PlayStation Vita owners will also be able to take advantage of Plus benefits, as the service will be made available for their platform.
The PS3 Super Slim is quite popular
   The PS3 Super Slim is quite popular
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