PlayStation 3 Tops 50 Million, Move Over 8 Million
Sony has just released the updated sales numbers for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Move.
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has announced that cumulative global sales of their flagship console have reached 50 million as of March 29. They also revealed that PlayStation Move has hit 8 million units worldwide, as of April 3; both statistics are "sell-in numbers." They also reconfirmed the 75 million PlayStation Network accounts we heard about earlier this week, and added that currently, the PSN features 105,988 total pieces of downloadable content. In reminding us of the PS3 bonuses, the release talks about the inclusion of stereoscopic 3D and says there are currently 89 software titles that support the fancy new feature.
As for Move, which launched in September 2010 in North America, Europe and Asia, and in October in Japan, the 8 million sold is encouraging. As of now, there are 155 games that support Move in some fashion, and that includes titles like Killzone 3, MLB 11: The Show, and the upcoming SOCOM 4. Overall, thanks to "strong support from third-party developers and publishers worldwide," the PS3 boasts an impressive library of 2,128 titles, with over 480 million units sold. And oh yes, the exclusives that distance the PS3 from the competition.
Okay, there's your update. Does the PS3 have a chance of catching up to the PS2 at some point down the road? We say no...
4/15/2011 10:19:21 AM Ben Dutka