Well well, what do we have here? Sony’s PS3 video game console has just hit a new milestone – that is, the 30 million mark for lifetime sales across PAL regions, as of December 17th, which is a couple of days back. This is a little bit of Christmas cheer for Sony, considering how their stock rating was reduced to ‘junk’ status in Japan by credit rating agency Fitch recently after its rather poor financial performance in the region. Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE, said, “This is a major milestone for us and clearly shows just how popular the PlayStation brand and products are within Europe and the PAL territories. We are really pleased with the success of the PS3 system over the last six years, and are committed to continuing our support of the platform with high quality products and titles that are of the caliber that PlayStation fans have come to expect.”
Do you think that the next couple of years will bode well for the PS3? Perhaps, or will the release of a next generation console under the PlayStation banner actually send the PS3 to pasture once and for all? Perhaps it is time for Sony to revamp the PS3’s hardware design into an even slimmer form factor, as that tends to work with consoles that are late into their life cycle.