Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold "30 million units across Europe and PAL Territories as of 17th December 2012." It has taken the PlayStation 3 five years and nine months to reach this milestone.
"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," said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE.
"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."
The PlayStation 3 originally launched in March 2007 in Europe. It has since been redesigned which has helped boost sales of the console. Sony has also released the PlayStation Plus service, the PlayStation Move and the recently released Wonderbook.
Sony had originally announced that on November 4 the PlayStation 3 had shipped 70 million units worldwide.