Sony has sold 30 million PlayStation 3 units in Europe

Sony’s PlayStation 3 has recorded cumulative sales of 30 million units across Europe, the company has announced.

The Japanese firm has previously declared that the console, which was launched in 2007, had achieved worldwide sales of 70 million units.

“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 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

“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 calibre that PlayStation fans have come to expect," he added.

The console is available in two SKUs - the PlayStation 3 Slim and the PlayStation 3 Super Slim. The former offers a storage capacity of 120GB, 160GB, 250GB or 320GB, while the Super Slim is available with 12GB of flash memory or a 500GB hard disk.

The 12GB Super Slim is currently retailing at Sainsbury’s for just £138.74 when a purchase is made in conjunction with a freely available voucher. However, if you are itching to get your hands on a next-gen offering, check out our PS4 preview to give you a better picture of what to expect next.