Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe has announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold more than five million units in the UK. The milestone was reached right after the release of the new slimmer model.
“This is another historic moment for the PlayStation brand, and something I’m incredibly proud of,” said Fergal Gera, SCE vice-president and managing director for UK & Ireland. “I’d like to thank all our consumers, retailers and 3rd party partners for helping us achieve this figure, and look forward to continued success.”
“It is fantastic that we passed the 5m mark,” Gara told MCVUK. “But most importantly to me is not the milestone itself, but the fact that there is momentum behind it. And with the new chassis, and the way the market is panning out this year, PlayStation definitely has the momentum.”
The last milestone for the PlayStation 3 was in early 2011, when Sony announced the console sold four million units. The PlayStation 3 launched in March 2007 in the UK. The 12GB model is launching tomorrow (October 12) in Europe.