X-bit Labs reports sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 console have hit the 50 million mark, while the Move controller just surpassed the 8 million milestone. It took Sony four years and six months to hit 50 million sales, making it the worst-selling current-gen console. Microsoft's Xbox 360 console hit the 50 million mark in January 2011, and Nintendo's Wii stood at 84.64 million units sold as of December 31, 2010.
Sony Corp. on Friday said that it had sold 50 million units of its PlayStation 3 game console and also shipped 8 million of PlayStation Move motion-sensing controllers. It took Sony about four and half years to achieve the 50 million milestone for PS3 and still the console is the worst-selling system in this generation.
As of March 29, 2011, sold-in (to retailers) number of Sony PlayStation 3 game console surpassed 50 million units. As of April 3. 2011, Sony itself sold 8 million of its Move motion-sensing controllers for the PS3, which allow to play specially-developed games. Since Sony reports the number of units it shipped to its partners, it is unknown how many of PS3s and Moves were actually purchased by the end-users, but it is clear that the numbers are close.