We're over four years into the lifespan of the PlayStation 3, so where does it stand?
The latest numbers were revealed during the PlayStation Network Analysis panel at GDC 11, where SCEA digital distribution manager Pierre Gravereau displayed the stats: 41.6 million PS3 consoles sold worldwide, more than 80% are connected to the internet and there are over 70 million PSN accounts. The PSN was extremely successful in 2010; Gravereau said Store traffic increased by 60% compared to 2009 and Sony benefited by a 70% increase in revenue. The PSN has indeed become a hot spot for PS3 owners; the number of demos, trailers, games, and pieces of media has risen drastically over the years and we're hoping you contributed to the Gamers' Choice Awards this year.
Also, don't forget Sony plans to bring the PSN to more consumers in the near future, thanks to new programs and partnerships; that PlayStation logo is really going to get around. As for the sales tally, many think it's inevitable that the PS3 will eventually pass the 360 in terms of overall numbers. Will it happen this year…?