PS3 Ships 55.5 Million Units. Sony Might Grab Microsoft’s Tail.

on November 2, 2011 3:45 PM

Sony published their quarterly sales report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, reporting that this year 5.5 million PS3 units have found their way to shops around the world.

This bring the grand total of lifetime shipments to 55.5 millions, just north of two millions less than the main competitor (for now) on the HD consoles market, the Xbox 360, that officially shipped 57.6 million.

Considering that Sony’s console is now outselling the rival worldwide pretty much regularly month after month, it’s safe to assume that the final rush for the runner-up position of this generation (the Wii is still far ahead with 89.36 million units shipped) is still very open ended.

Will the hare cross the finish line first, or maybe the turtle (the PS3 does look like a turtle) can still catch up?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.