Sony has announced that 80 million PS3s have been sold worldwide since launch, effectively bringing it level with the Xbox 360 despite releasing a year later.
The new figures, released by the publisher, are accurate as of November 2nd 2013, and make for fairly impressive reading. 4332 games are now apparently available for the platform worldwide (SKUs, mind, so several games are probably counted numerous times in different territories), not including 72,000 pieces of PSN content (games and DLC). There are now 150 million registered PSN accounts.
Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 shipped 80 million units worldwide last month, meaning that the gap between the two consoles is now practically negligible. We suspect that the PS3's greater breadth of exclusive titles over the last few years played a pivotal role.