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Submitted by mathsman 710d ago | news

PlayStation 3 Surpasses 5 Million UK Sales

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has confirmed today that the PlayStation 3 console has sold more than five million units in the UK since launch. Spurred on by the recent release of the new look 500GB console, the newly appointed UK Managing Director, Fergal Gara, has positioned the console for a buoyant fourth quarter. (Industry, PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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stonecold3  +   710d ago
well done sony?
DG90  +   710d ago
Not going to lie... I thought it was more then that.
shivvy24  +   710d ago
same here
vikingland1  +   710d ago
Ditto.
Karum  +   710d ago
Remember that the UK population is only around ~60 million or so and is geographically very much smaller than the likes of the US or Canada.

5 million sold sounds right to me, consoles in the UK don't ship hundreds of thousands of units per month given the size of the market.
GribbleGrunger  +   710d ago
Three disagrees? We are but a microdot to Europe. This post is correct
Karum  +   710d ago
It's N4G, you could say the Playstation is made by Sony and get disagrees lol.
josephayal  +   710d ago
History
woaa PS3 Super Slim sold 5 million units in its first 3 weeks on sale in the UK Alone.. Holy Crap
JoGam  +   710d ago
Lol...that would awesome if true. Congrats Sony
JAM_brz  +   710d ago
And there´s some people´s that said "the new PS3 isn´t going to sell".
Fishy Fingers  +   710d ago
And there are some people who say "some of the commenters didn't bother to read the article".
kratoz1209  +   710d ago
Well that means the PS3 is now ahead of the Xbox :D
Anyway PS3 is the best console hands down!!
GribbleGrunger  +   710d ago
Sorry but the PS3 is 3 million behind the 360 in the UK but 3.5 million ahead in Europe (which ironically includes the UK)
jony_dols  +   710d ago
Considering the 360 had the guts of an 18 month head start in Europe (2 full Christmas periods with no Playstation competition), the fact that the PS3 is ahead in Europe is pretty impressive.
GribbleGrunger  +   710d ago
It's not pretty impressive, it's damned miraculous. Europe love their PS consoles; always have, always will.
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DiRtY  +   710d ago
Well VGC is overtracking the PS3 then.

5.1 million PS3s
8.1 million Xbox 360s
8.5 million Wiis

according to them, but well done to VGC anyway.
mcstorm  +   710d ago
I thought the PS3 would of sold more than 5 million since 2007. I wonder what the Wii and 360 numbers are.

I don't know if 5 million is good or not but I thought it would of been more than that by now.
jetpacksheep  +   710d ago
I can actually see it happening in front of me, I know quite a few people (former Xbox users) who have just went and switched to a PS3 or bought one to play along side. They siad the exclusives and PS+ were the reasons.
jetpacksheep  +   710d ago
I can actually see it happening in front of me, I know quite a few people (former Xbox users) who have just went and switched to a PS3 or bought one to play along side. They said the exclusives and PS+ were the reasons.
ikral  +   710d ago
PS+ is great, for price of Live gold you get tons of free games! That, plus exclusive games, is the winning formula I hope to see next gen. Long live play indeed.
caseh  +   710d ago
Not sure why people are down voting this guy. Thanks to PSN+ i've just picked up borderlands, Double Dragon Neon, Borderlands, Dust 514 (Beta) and today i'm picking up RE5: Gold and Bullet Storm.

For the price of what all Xbox members pay for online gaming each year I get about 20-30 games a year instead...oh and my online access is free. KA-CHING! :D
TheLyonKing  +   710d ago
only 5million :/ not good in some respect but am sure with the super slim and holiday season sony will get a lot more.

5 million is an amazing mile stone in a country of 70million and probably 10 million wont be able to afford a console so that 1/12 of the population (which can purchase a console) with a ps3 :D

*EDIT* ROugh estimation I don't want people giving me actual population fiqures.

Congrats to sony
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digger18  +   710d ago
Not 70 million in the UK, its 56-58 millon
TheLyonKing  +   710d ago
68 million just googled it haha

@Caseh damn you are right, I don't know my own country lol.

You win this time Caseh ¬¬
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caseh  +   710d ago
@TheLyonKing Try again, its closer to 60 million.

Most estimates are around 62 million, 2 million of those are Polish. :)
digger18  +   710d ago
"Most estimates are around 62 million, 2 million of those are Polish. :)"..lol tell me about it. When the wife and I go food shopping, the wife says she feels like she is in another country, hardly anybody was speaking English..hahaha.

Won't be long before the UK pulls out of the Euro zone anyway, going by the polls. Then everybody who hasn't an British passport will have to leave.
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GraveLord  +   710d ago
Congratulations. 5 Million is pretty small though. The UK market is really small. No where near the US or Japan.
DivineAssault  +   710d ago
Good job.. Europe obviously has better taste in gaming than we do here in the US.. MS rules this turf for some odd reason.. I think theres a lot of casual players here that like kinect & gun blazing cuz 360 just keeps selling with absolutely nothing to offer exclusively.. They used to have bioware but once that was bought by EA, i said bye bye xbox... Only reason i owned one was for their bioware games..

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