PS3 passes 5 million in Japan

It seems like we’re always reporting about how popular the PlayStation 3 is. Well, we’re gonna report about it some more. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has made it known to the farthest reaches of the universe that the PS3 has surpassed 5 million units sold in Japan. Of those, 2 million were sold in the last year. Translation: the PS3 is pretty popular in Japan right now. If you’re in Japan right now, you may want to pick one up. The system may replace the yen as the country’s currency. Riding on the big black box’s coattails, the PSP has sold 15 million units in Japan, with 62 million units sold worldwide to date.