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PlayStation 3 console sales reached 70 million units worldwide as of November 4, 2012, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced.

The figure represents those units sold to retailers – the shipped figure – not those actually in the hands of consumers.

PS3 launched in November 2006 and has been through several revisions, most recently with the September 2012 launch of the new PS3, offering a reduction in size and weight over the 2009 slim PS3. SCE says that the new PS3 has been "well received by consumers around the world".

The PS3 sales compare pretty favourably with Xbox 360, which sold 70 million units as of September 2012, but launched a year earlier in November 2005.

In addition, SCE also announced that sales of the PlayStation Move motion controller surpassed 15 million units worldwide as of November 11, 2012.

Sony says it will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a "world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation".

Source: Press release

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I think Blu-Ray bit its own foot off with digital distribution taking off so quickly afterwards.
Posted 16:40 on 16 November 2012
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DVD was also a masive selling point for the PS2 - I knew so many people who went for a PS2 as a lower priced, but good quality, DVD player at the time.

Not as many people are interested in making the jump from DVD to Blu Ray as there were going from VHS to DVD.
Posted 16:07 on 16 November 2012
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I was looking at global figures the other day, the PS2 with 150 million lifetime sales had already hit the 100 million point by the time 360 and PS3 were nearing their current totals.

I think the PS2 did so well because there weren't as many cross-platform titles back then, whereas this gen there are so many games for both consoles that, from a gaming experience, they can't be differentiated much therefore the split down the middle in terms of market share.

Still baffled by the Wii - fast approaching 100m lifetime sales, but I guess being half the price of your competitors is a big part of that success.
Posted 14:58 on 16 November 2012
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