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Happy birthday, PS3!

Nov 16, 2007

Tomorrow, the PlayStation 3 celebrates its first full year of existenc. To celebrate, Sony sent us a birthday cake this afternoon - complete with party hats and festive cardboard trumpets so we could make honking noises at each other. Yes, that's right - Sony sent US a cake and presentsto celebrate ITS birthday. Now that's generosity.

It's been a rough first year for the PS3, but the system has come a long way since its difficult birth last November, moving a total of 5.6 million units worldwide (2 million in the US) as of Sept. 30 (according to numbers provided by Sony Computer Entertainment of America), and delivering some exceptionally strong titles over the last several months. And with the revelation that the PS3 actually outsold the Wii in Japan last week by a significant margin, it looks as though the console's gaining some ground on its competitors.

Whatever the case, the coming year portends exciting new things for the platform, not the least of which are the releases of LittleBigPlanet and Grand Theft Auto IV. As always, we'll keep you informed of everything that develops - but in the meantime, click the Images tab above to see more pictures of delicious PS3birthday cake, and somewhat less delicious (but no less visually appealing) PS3 consoles.

Go on. You know you want to.

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.