During its first year of existence, there were some who said the system was "doomed."
Now, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced that overall sales of the PlayStation 3 have reached the milestone of 80 million units worldwide as of November 2, 2013. Currently in its 7th year, the console continues to grow.
Furthermore, Sony says the PS3 keeps gaining "strong support" from third-party developers and publishers. To date, the cumulative number of software titles released for the PS3 worldwide has hit 4,332, and this includes a slew of critically acclaimed exclusive games, such as The Last Of Us (3.4 million units in less than 3 weeks). More than 300 more titles are expected to be released from third-party companies this holiday season. We'll also see the latest entry in the esteemed Gran Turismo franchise, which has sold over 70 million copies.
The PlayStation Network now operates in 59 countries and holds more than 150 million registered accounts. The PlayStation Store offers over 222,000 digital content options and that ever-expanding catalog will continue to grow in the new generation. Yes, the PS3 ended up doing quite well, but it probably won't be able to catch its predecessor, which sold nearly double that 80 million number. Still, it took a good 11 or 12 years for the PS2 to reach that lofty total, so…