If we all remember the dark days of 2007, this number is all the more impressive.
Sony has announced that cumulative worldwide sales of the PlayStation 3 have hit 70 million as of November 4, 2012, which means the console reached this plateau in less than 6 years on the market. Sony also revealed that sales of PlayStation Move have surpassed 15 million global sales as of November 11, "demonstrating continued growth and momentum of the PS3 platform."
The PS3 has continued to evolve since first launching back in 2006; the system has become lighter and thinner (that has happened twice now), and multiple models have delivered a variety of hard drive sizes and features. Some gamers weren't too happy about losing the full backwards compatibility boasted by the original 60GB unit but otherwise, things have been altered for the better. One can also point to the rise of Blu-Ray, the greatly enhanced PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store, and the arrival of cutting-edge exclusive software.
Remember when everyone thought it would take like five years just to sell 20 million? Ah yes, the prophecies of doom…lookin' a tad silly now.