80 million PS3s now sold, Sony celebrates

Jamie Feltham
November 7, 2013

The next generation of video gaming is very, very near now, with Microsoft launching the Xbox One in a matter of weeks and the PS4 coming in next Friday in the US and the end of the month in the UK. But don’t forget about the PS3, which Sony has revealed has now sold 80 million units worldwide.

The system launched all the way back in 2006, making it some seven years old now. Napkin math tells us that’s over 10 million units a year.

How the PS4 will stack up next to its predecessor’s sales will be an interesting story to watch. No doubt Sony’s hoping to see success more in line with the PS2 than it is its last console, though.

Source: Engadget

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Jamie Feltham

Videogamer, music listener, squash player, exerciser, technology journalister. Multimedia journalism graduate, writing for the What Mobile mag and website

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