Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that cumulative sales of the PlayStation3 (PS3) computer entertainment system has reached a milestone of 80 million units worldwide as of November 2, 2013. Since the launch of the PS3 in November, 2006, Sony released three major redesigns and five different generations of the video game system.
The PS3 system has delivered high quality entertainment experiences since its launch and has continuously evolved through system software updates and by adding new features such as upscaling PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games as well as DVD, DLNA client function and 3D stereoscopic games support. By offering a variety of products to meet various needs and lifestyles, the PS3 system has been well received by a wide range of gamers.
Sony PlayStation 3 is powered by IBM Cell microprocessor as well as Nvidia RSX graphics processor. The system features 256MB XDR memory, 256MB GDDR3 memory, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, Blu-ray drive and so on.
The PS3 system continues to gain strong support from 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide with the cumulative number of software titles released for the PS3 system reaching 4332 worldwide.
When the PS3 system was first released in November 2006, SCE also launched PSN, an online multiplayer gaming and digital entertainment service, which now operates in 59 countries around the world with more than 150 million cumulative registered accounts. Launched alongside the PS3 system and in conjunction with PSN, PlayStation Store (PS Store) offers a variety of downloadable digital content where PS3 system owners can select from a global catalogue of more than 222 000 digital content options, including 72 000 game content.