51 million PS3’s sold, PSP sales at 71 mil.
Sony has announced at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) that their Playstation 3 console, first released in November 2006 in Japan, has sold over 51.8 million units worldwide as of now. Although the sales have been improving over the last year or two, they still are no match for the remarkable numbers achieved by the PS2. The memorable console, which quickly became a hit, has sold an estimate of 153.19 million units in total. That’s basically thrice the amount of where the PS3 is now, which means the current flagship will have to work hard in order to match or perhaps even surpass these amazing numbers. Move and 3D should help, as well as the recent price cut. Not to mention exclusive titles like Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3. In the near future, the PS3 will probably match or even outmatch Microsoft’s Xbox 360 – with just 4 million ahead.
As for the PSP, the handheld has sold 71.4 million units in total. With sales only 10 million behind the Game Boy Advance, the PSP has not only proved critics wrong, but it also became one of the most popular handheld devices of all time.