Sony Computer Entertainment UK have announced that PlayStation 3 sales has surpassed over 5 million units in the UK.

The console was first brought to us in 2007 and offered gaming and entertainment enthusiasts unparalleled power and cutting edge technology, being the only console that could deliver true high-definition content via its innovative Blu-ray drive. This sales milestone coincides with the launch of the re-designed, smaller and lighter PS3 which has had its internal volume an weight reduced by more than 50% compared to the original 60GB model.

This new edition is available tomorrow, October 12th as a 120GB unit or 500GB unit and what it lacks in actual size makes up for in entertainment offerings, across film, catch up TV services, music and of course, video gaming the whole family can enjoy.

Commenting on the UK sales landmark, Fergal Gara (VP and Managing Director UK & Ireland) stated:

“This is another historic moment for the PlayStation brand, and something I’m incredibly proud of. I’d like to thank all our consumers, retailers and 3rd party partners for helping us achieve this figure, and look forward to continued success.”

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