Since its release during the opening stages of 2007, Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 3's sales have surpassed five million. The announcement coincides with the launch of the re-designed, smaller and lighter super-slim version of the platform.
Fergal Gara, the VP and Managing Director of Sony's UK and Ireland divisions said the UK sales landmark is "another historic moment for the PlayStation brand, and something I’m incredibly proud of." He thanked all of Sony's consumers, retailers and 3rd party partners for "helping us achieve this figure, and look forward to continued success.”
Sony then pointed towards a bright future for the PS3 this holiday season with the likes of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed 3 and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
As of March 31, 2012, the PlayStation 3 has sold over 66 million units worldwide.