Sony has announced that total PS3 console sales in PAL territories have passed the 30 million unit mark as of December 17th. The positive announcement comes as the company’s stock rating wasreduced to ‘junk’ status in Japan by credit rating agency Fitch, following poor financials in the region.
Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE. said in a statement, “This is a major milestone for us and clearly shows just how popular the PlayStation brand and products are within Europe and the PAL territories.
“We are really pleased with the success of the PS3 system over the last six years, and are committed to continuing our support of the platform with high quality products and titles that are of the caliber that PlayStation fans have come to expect.”
Launched in the UK on 16th March 2007, PlayStation 3 got off to a relatively slow start in retail due to its high price-point, but the release of PS3 Slim and more recently the PS3 Super Slim have seen the console enjoy a boost in sales.
Just last month, total worldwide PS3 sales hit 70 million – no small number we’re sure you’ll agree.