Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation 3 has reached a milestone of 50 million units worldwide, as of March 29, 2011. SCE also announced that PlayStation Move sales surpassed 8 million units worldwide as of April 3, demonstrating continued growth and momentum of the PS3 platform.
The PS3 system, equipped with future proof cutting-edge technologies including the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors as well as the Blu-ray disc (BD) player and HDMI, has delivered users with high-definition and high quality entertainment experience since its launch in November 2006.
Over the years we’ve seen the release of the PlayStation Network, which now has more than 75 million registered accounts and operates in 59 countries and regions around the world. As well as the PlayStation Store, from games to movies of more than 32,840 content totaling to 105,988 digital content worldwide.
To further expand entertainment experience only possible on PS3, stereoscopic 3D game and Blu-ray 3D in April and September 2010 respectively. The feature enables users to enjoy stunningly realistic stereoscopic 3D in their living room on their PS3 system by simply connecting it to a 3D-compatible TV such as 3D “BRAVIA” TV using an HDMI cable. The number of stereoscopic 3D software titles has reached to 89 as of April 1 in 2011.
SCE launched PlayStation Move in September 2010 for North America, Europe/PAL territories and in Asia, and in October 2010 for Japan to deliver a new entertainment experience across all categories of games, from casual to immersive. The PlayStation Move motion controller is used in combination with the PlayStation Eye camera to detect the precise movement, angle, and absolute position in 3D space of the user, thereby allowing users to intuitively play as if they are within the game. The number of PlayStation Move supported/dedicated software titles has reached to 155 as of March 24 in 2011, including titles such as Sports Champions, SingStar Dance and Killzone3. PlayStation Move continues to further expand the new gameplay along with variety of upcoming new PlayStation Move titles for 2011, including SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs.