Sony PlayStation 3 reaches 70 million units sold worldwide

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has announced that the PlayStation 3 (PS3) reached 70 million units sold as of November 4, 2012, six years after the PS3 was launched in November 2006. SCE also announced that the system’s motion controller, the PlayStation Move, has sold 15 million units worldwide as of November 11.

SCE also launched PlayStation Network (PSN) in 2006 concurrently with the PS3, which now operates in 59 countries and regions around the world.  PlayStation Network supports free community-centric online gameplay, exclusive games from independent developers and major publishers, and a broad range of entertainment applications across movies, music, and sports. PS3 owners can access 170,000 downloadable digital content including 57,000 game content worldwide from PlayStation Network.

The PlayStation Move controller was launched in 2010, and many games have began to adopt compatibility with the controller, such as Sports Champions, the initial game that was bundled with the Move. Over 400 titles now support PlayStation Move, including sports games such as EA Sports FIFA 13. This month also this month marks the global launch of Wonderbook, a new peripheral that delivers the next evolution of storytelling and a unique experience exclusively on PS3. Wonderbookuses the PlayStation Eye camera to take augmented reality to spectacular new places, while drawing players into new worlds and allowing them to interact with stories as they tilt or rotate it, or simply turn the pages.

The PS3 has also gained tremendous third-party support, with major publishers such as SEGA, Tecmo, Konami, and EA, just to name a few. The PS3 has 3,590 titles for it totaling 595 million units sold.