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PlayStation 3 Smashes 80 Million Worldwide Sales

Posted by Kell Andersen

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Sony has announced in a press release today that, as of November 2nd, the PlayStation 3 has reached a total of over 80 million combined worldwide sales. That's right, our beloved black box has finally caught up to its competitor; the Xbox 360 reached this momentous milestone last month. Not content to rest on its 80 million laurels, the platform holder has quickly pointed to the venerable system's vast holiday lineup, with titles like Gran Turismo 6 on the way.

Finally, the press release emphasises the huge existing catalogue for the console, noting that a massive 4,332 retail titles have been released since the console's launch way back in November 2006. This number excludes digital offerings, which total a staggering 72,000 pieces of content.

Are you excited for the PS3's holiday lineup? Will you be ditching Sony's third home console in favour of its newer sibling? Feel free to leave us 80 million comments on these incredible numbers.


User Comments (6)



fchinaski said:

As a collector, I never ditch any of my older consoles. In fact, 2014 for me will be the year to complete my personal catalogue of retail games for the PS3. I'm looking forward to complete the set of games that interest me before jumping on the PS4 wagon. The first year of a console cycle tends to be very slow anyway, and I reckon it won't be hard to go through the PS4 backlog from 2015 on.



charlesnarles said:

@fchinaski I still have about 10 games unbeaten for ps3, but it's cause there's no way I'd sell my fatty with ps2 hardware (srsly never). I'm only buying 2 or 3 ps4 launchers, so I still need my old lady to play TLOU, GTA5, KZ trilogy, SH hd collection. Also, it's the only way I can play SH4 or other ps2 games that didn't get HD'd-up : ( But a slim wouldn't be worth keeping, says me. Just wait for Gaikai, right?



rjejr said:

I think it will be interesting going forward whether the PS3 or Xbox360 sells better now that they are just about even and the new consoles are coming out.

My heart tells me PS3 should outsell 360 but the $499 X1 price may cause parents to continue to buy a $199 360 w/ Kinect for their kids, while the $399 PS4 price may allow people to move on to next gen. I don't think MS can abandon the 360 like they did Xbox w/ a $499 X1 price.

Maybe the Wii U can outsell at least 1 of those 4 this holiday.



fchinaski said:

@charlesnarles I'll keep my slim (took me ages to get to buy one for various reasons — it's very much treasured), since I've still got my slim PS2 hooked up side by side with it's younger brother. It will be nice to have the PS4 along with them eventually — but that's just me!



DoublezZ01 said:

No way is my PS3 going anywhere its cool having vonsoles of each generation lined up!!! Plus theres my new personal favorite gundam titles comming out next year that i have to import that i can only play on it and some from the past couple years i still have yet to order!!! Plus it will be my media hub along while i use my PS4 strictly for gaming!!! =)



charlesnarles said:

@fchinaski if I ever had a ps1 I'd have kept my fat ps2 too, but it stopped reading discs and I said "Garbage!" and got a ps3. I never have full console brand collections (only have gbc, dslite and 3dsxl) so I don't feel that guilty over selling off my old friends. The PS3, PS4 and Vita combo will let me play every ps game, so I'm still happy

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