PS3 Hits 3 Million Milestone In UK
The PlayStation 3 is selling better than ever and it has now topped another plateau in the UK.
As reported by MCVUK, an SCE UK representative has confirmed that Sony's flagship console has passed the 3 million sold mark in the region. This comes hot on the heels of Sony announcing they sold 3.8 million systems around the world in the final weeks of 2009. Said the spokesperson:
"We are delighted to have passed the 3m milestone with PS3. With the incredibly strong line up that we have going forward – Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles and God of War III in the first quarter alone, then Gran Turismo 5, Modnation Racers, Motion control, and a few surprises for the new fiscal year, this is a great way to start the New Year."
Many have noticed the PS3's upward swing through 2009 and into 2010; the NPD has already described the console's recent performance as a "turning point" and analysts have predicted an increase in PS3 sales this year while Xbox 360 and Wii sales may stagnate. Sony's machine has been fairly popular in the UK since the launch and to pass the 3 million mark now is a good sign. Worldwide, overall PS3 sales figures seem to be approaching 30 million all told (depending on the source you use). Huge exclusives will continue to help, too.
1/25/2010 9:11:05 PM John Shepard