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PlayStation 3 breaks 5 million sales mark in UK, Sony celebrates with cake

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Sony’s in an upbeat today, and with good reason. The console maker has announced that PlayStation 3 has now sold more than 5 million in the UK since its launch 5 years ago.

The numbers are undoubtedly impressive, but it does highlight the fact sales of PS3 have been significantly slower in the UK compared to its PlayStation 2 predecessor, which hit the 5 million mark after just 3 years in service.

But let’s not be party poopers. It’s a significant milestone for Sony and PS3. And we’re happy because Sony sent us cake to celebrate. This is the cake being sliced:

The cake is rudely buttery and sugary and delicious and we are going to eat it all.

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16 comments

  • JarkayColt - October 12, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    Hang on, wait, you mean you guys were able to eat the cake right away, just like that? No lengthy installs or network maintenance to wait for beforehand? It's a miracle! (Also, a joke!) Plus make that 5 million and...er...arbitrary-number PS3s sold. My original 60GB is about to kick the bucket and I've got my eye on one of those super slims. Is it just me or does it look like a piece of Galaxy chocolate? Just me then.
  • bebl09 - October 11, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    I'm guessing the huge slice is Dave's. I don't know why, but something tells me he's the kind to steal all the cake.
  • taokaka - October 11, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    the cake is a lie. Somebody just had to say it.
  • Jacko415 - October 11, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    No they didn't. That's why no one said it... It has no need to be said ever anymore, if anything its already implied at any mention of cake. So it's quiet time taokaka, quiet time. Just let it die.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - October 15, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    TheCakeIsMostCertainlyNotaLie.
  • Fitter89 - October 11, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    I see somebody cut it up into 4 equal slices!
  • leonel19888 - October 11, 2012 12:19 p.m.

    Ohhh look down the cake....theres a book now look whats under that book its an xbox kinect game !!! i see what you guys did there....or did you?
  • Gladeye - October 11, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    Rubbish! My PS3 lasted less than 3 years before it got the read light of death. Sony offered me a reconditioned replacement ...for £130! I will never buy a Sony product again! I have every Nintendo console since the late 80's and they all still work fine. F*ck Sony!
  • TheCakeIsaPie - October 11, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    That's like saying you had a crazy ex-girlfriend so now you're going gay. Wow, *one* Sony product failed on you. Cry me a river.
  • mbavalo - October 11, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    I look at the title of this article and have trouble relating it to your comment
  • brickman409 - October 11, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    my 360 got the red ring, microsoft offered to fix it for $100. so I said screw that and got a ps3. I've had it for over 2 years now and now my dualshock 3 controller won't hold it's charge, not a huge deal, but now I'm brought back to the dark ages of wired controllers. But my nintendo consoles work just fine.
  • Phoenix Wright - October 11, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    OBJECTION! You claim to have owned a PS3 that broke, and when it did it gave you a red light. However as we all know, when a PS3 breaks it displays a yellow light! I suggest you rethink your story Mr. Gladeye.
  • el_kazzanova - October 11, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    ok i understand that the cake is good and all, but did u guys really have to sit on top of a book which is already sitting on top of a xbox 360 game which just so happens to be fable: the journey? is that game realy that bad, or are u guys trying to say something here?
  • bass88 - October 11, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    If Sony wins that insane lawsuit against Jerry Lawlor, will you get a free Kevin Butler sandwich?
  • curlytoe - October 11, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    Good guy Sony gives cake to others for its achievement
  • DJ_Funktris - October 11, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    I want some of that.

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