Lifetime Sales Figures For The PlayStation 3

Every time Sony releases their quarterly earnings, they update their records to show exactly how many consoles and games have been sold to the public over the past few months. Let's take a look at the PS3 figures then, eh?

In 2006, Sony decided to start tracking how many consoles and games they sold all the way through to customers, not just to retailers (which is how most other companies record "sales"). It's an admirable practice, and one which gives us a very accurate picture of how the PS3 (and its games) are faring, since these figures have been available for the entirety of the machine's lifespan.

Anyway, here are the numbers, which cover the period from launch until June 30, 2009:

PS3 consoles: 23.8 million PS3 software: 189.7 million (all publishers, includes both retail and PSN titles)


    Not bad, not bad at all.

    With the 360 at 30 million (to retailers) but that was back in March, i imagine the 360 to be sold at 30 million by now, the PS3 isn't doing that bad really.

    For the price and being a year later than the Xbox, i don't find this crap like most will. It has no where else but to rise.

      Thats right, the PS3 was never slow or anything, thats just what the xbots wanted you to believe. When ever I hear about the PS3 "dying" it always puzzled me because nearly all my friends and even non-gaming relatives have a PS3 in their house.

      That seems a little strange... If Microsoft's only sold 30 million consoles, and we're hearing stories of people on their 4th Xbox 360, then in theory, there's more people that own PS3s than there are people that own 360s... That's definitely not something to sneeze at (although I'm going to have to agree with you and assume that people will complain about what's been said...).

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