Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 topped 80 million units shopped to retail as of November 1st. The milestone comes just before the console's 7th anniversary. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006.
This figure came out just two weeks after Microsoft announced the Xbox 360 had hit 80 million units shipped to retailers. That would put shipment totals for the two consoles at almost the same figure. However, the PlayStation 3 did it in one less year.
Sony also said there have been 4,332 games released for the PlayStation 3 to date and that is not including download only titles. There are also 300 titles that will be released for the remainder of the year, despite the launch of the PlayStation 4 later this month.
The PlayStation 4 hits store shelves on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.