PS3 hits 50 million

Sony console reaches major landmark

Move and 3D games helping Sony console do the business.

Sony has confirmed it’s now sold 50 million PS3s worldwide since launch. The impressive number comes almost five years after the console first went on sale here in November 2006. The numbers were calculated at the end of March.

In addition to overall console sales soaring, Sony has also said it’s shifted an impressive eight million PS Move controllers, as it looks to assert its position against Microsoft’s Kinect. The Big M’s motion sensor had sold 10 million by the start of last month.

3D games are also surging on the PlayStation, with 89 titles now available. It seems strategy of loading the PS3 up with killer tech at launch and watching it sell massively for years is working.

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