Sony Has Pulled Within Touching Distance Of The XBOX 360, Despite A Year's Head Start.

5 million systems behind the XBOX 360 now, with a strong showing for the Playstation 3 this Christmas driving the system up to 33.5 million global sales.

Sony also reiterated that they will hit their 13 million systems sold target during the fiscal year, with 10.8 million systems sold for the nine months ending December 31st.

With the figures already reported, Sony will once again post year on year growth, with 3.5 million PS3s in FY06, rising to 9.1 in FY07 and then to 10.1 in FY08.

We're sure there's some back-patting going on in SCE's various worldwide offices.