Earlier today Sony sent out a presser revealing that the PlayStation 3 reached a new milestone of 70 million units sold to date worldwide. This news comes on the heel of Microsoft’s announcement last month revealing that the Xbox 360 sales also reached 70 million units worldwide.
This makes the PS3 the fastest selling HD console this generation as it has only been out for 6 years in the US and 5 years and 8 months in Europe compared to its competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 which also reached the 70 million milestone after 7 years out on the market.
This really isn’t all that surprising considering the fact that the PS3 has been steadily outselling the Xbox 360 every year. Some other interesting tidbits thrown out include PS Move sales, which have apparently now reached 15 million units worldwide.
In addition, Sony has revealed that more than 595 million games have been sold for the PS3 thus far.