PS3 hits 50 million units sold, Move passes 8 million

Friday, 15 April 2011 07:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Following the release of last night’s NPD figures, Sony’s confirmed that PS3 has now passed the 50 million sales mark and that motion controller Move has now sold more than 8 million units.

Sony’s confirmed that, as of March 29, PS3 has achieved a “sell in” unit sales number of 50 million worldwide.

Xbox 360’s last official sales update put the machine at 50.8 million units. This figure was announced at CES in January.

Move has also passed a significant sales figure, Sony said today, besting 8 million units as of April 3.

Move launched in September 2010 in North America, Europe and general Asia, and in October 2010 in Japan.

Move was supported by 155 games as of March 24. In addition, the number of stereoscopic 3D games available for PS3 has reached 89 as of April 1.

In total, more than 480 million units of PS3 software has now been sold globally.

Sony added that PSN now has 75 million registered accounts and operates in 59 “countries and regions” around the world.