It says "The Falcon's nav computer calculates the fastest possible route..." and "The ship can navigate to any given destination in less than 60 parsecs, meaning 100,000 light years in less than 60 years!"
Unfortunately both points are wrong when it comes to Episode IV, for a very simple reason: The Millennium Falcon was not originally designed to move at such high-speed, but only at a modest speed of 6.6 parsec/sec. Although it seems weird that all the systems of a Starship would be able to run on a speed of 10 parsecs, it actually makes perfect sense. It was not Starfleet which conceived the Millennium Falcon according to this model. Rather, it was the movie version of the Millennium Falcon : George Lucas makes a detailed start-up and set-up into the Millennium Falcon of an imaginary future in which technology surpasses what is seen in the present day. In this day and age, natural limitations are not there anymore (for a starship) and therefore the Millennium Falcon is 'capable' of making it in a time interval of perhaps 60-100 years.
Nostalgia plays a great role in the development of a story and it is not strange, that people try to overturn the facts in order to make the story more realistic. However, this is something we can do without, because we know the true story: Lucas has indeed made additions to the Millennium Falcon, as he has made changes to the combat system of the ship; the fact that this system was running on a lightspeed computer is the only detail that make the ship to be almost super-science-powered. One might wonder why they have got the computer running on lightspeed, when it is well known it only works with artificial energy sources. Rather then taking an explanation, I'll rather take this as a way to cool things down and to emphasize that he put additional details into this Star Wars story. A lot has been done right and wrong, but any attempt to make things more realistic is gone wrong. d2c66b5586