Bejeweled 3 console release this holiday

After a successful release earlier in the year, PopCap is finally ready to bring Bejeweled 3 to consoles. However, in a first for the company, the console port will arrive on multiple platforms simultaneously.

Scheduled to ship in Q4 of this year in both North America and Europe, PopCap is planning on releasing adaptations of Bejeweled 3 across Nintendo DS, PS3, and Xbox 360. The expansion should help PopCap sustain sales for the iconic match-3 franchise, one that supposedly sells "at the rate of one copy every 4.3 seconds."

Yep, who knows how many copies of Bejeweled PopCap has managed to sell while you read this?