Demonstrates the 'continued popularity and momentum of the PS3 platform,' says Sony.
The PlayStation 3 console has sold 30 million units across Europe and the PAL territories as of December 17, 2012, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced.
The figure represents actual units sold to consumers.
"This is a major milestone for us and clearly shows just how popular the PlayStation brand and products are within Europe and the PAL territories," said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of SCEE. "We are really pleased with the success of the PS3 system over the last six years, and are committed to continuing our support of the platform with high quality products and titles that are of the calibre that PlayStation fans have come to expect."
PS3 launched in Europe in March 2007 and in September this year launched in a new, smaller design.
SCEE says it will "continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation".
Without any firm European sales figures for Xbox 360 it's difficult to make a direct comparison, but Sony has traditionally been stronger than Microsoft in European territories besides the UK.
Source: Press release