PS3 global sales rocket to 47.9 million
Posted February 3rd, 2011 at 09:43 EDT by Mike Harradence
Sony Corp. announced today that its flagship console, PlayStation 3, sold 6.3 million units during the three months ending December 31, representing a decline of 0.2 million units year-on-year.
The figure brings life-to-date sales of the high-end machine to 47.9 million units worldwide, snapping at the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which has moved 50 million units to date.
Elsewhere, the hardware manufacturer confirmed that PSP shifted 3.6 million units during the same period, down 0.6 million year-on-year. PS2, meanwhile, moved 2.1 million.
Despite this, Sony recorded significant software sales in Q3, with 57.6 million PS3 titles sold in the period compared to 29.3 million previously.
PSP software sales also spiked, with 16.5 million games sold during the quarter in comparison to the same period in 2009. However, the same can’t be said for PS2, with game sales slumping from 11.2 million in 2009 to 5.3 million this year.
Finally, the firm’s Networked Products and Services division extended Q3 profit from 19.5 billion yen to 45.7 billion yen year-on-year, Sony confirmed.