Sony has announced that, as of November 4, it has sold 70 million units of the PlayStation 3.
The console reached this mark just before its 6th birthday, which was on November 11, 2012. According to the company, 15 million Move controllers have been sold, as well. So far, 595 million copies of 3,590 game titles have shipped. In addition, there are more than 170,000 different downloadable content items and more than 57,000 downloadable games available for the PS3 via the PSN.
In direct comparison to the PS2, the PS3 is substantially behind its predecessor's shipment volume. The PS2 exceeded 103 million shipped units in just under six years of production and has topped more than 150 million as Sony is currently phasing out the production. In its fiscal year 2011, Sony said that it was able to sell 4.1 million PS2s.
More than 1.52 billion copies of a total of 10,828 available PS2 game titles have shipped. The PS3 is likely to be offered in parallel to the upcoming PS4 for at least another six years, but is too far behind to be able to surpass the PS2 in unit sales.