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Submitted by mathsman 738d ago | news

PlayStation 3 Surpasses 30 Million Sales in PAL Territories

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that the cumulative sales of the PlayStation 3 reached a milestone of 30 million units across Europe and the PAL territories as of 17th December 2012, demonstrating the continued popularity and momentum of the PlayStation 3 videogame platform. (Industry, PS3, Sony)

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mathsman  +   738d ago
Well played, PS3. You da man.
DOMination-  +   738d ago
Congratulations Sony.
MmaFan-Qc  +   738d ago
it doesnt matter since the specialists on N4G told me that the ps3 has no games and the ps3 is doomd.

so this article isnt valid.
shivvy24  +   738d ago
thats awesome
SuperSonic266  +   738d ago
Brilliant sales, sony dominates the pal regions, doubt xbox is anywhere near that number
talisker  +   738d ago
I know more than 30 people with PS3 consoles and maybe 2 who own X360. That's reality in some parts of Europe. My guess would be 4 or 5 to 1, though. But it's only a guess by the number of games you see in shops, auction sales, etc. Microsoft has never been very keen on supporting EU with their consoles and services.
The Meerkat  +   738d ago
I guessing you don't live in the UK.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   738d ago
Yeah the UK are into their Xbox's but I've seen a lot of people change to PS3 in the past few years.
Xbox seems to be selling to the casual market much better than the PS3 though.
They mainly advertise the Xbox as a media device with a few exceptions being Dance Central, COD and Halo.
hasj1990  +   738d ago
Harry actually in the UK, its pretty much 50/50 split at most 50/49 to XBOX.
iamnsuperman  +   738d ago
@Harry I agree. Not too long ago it was quite rare to know a lot of people with PS3s in the UK and some uni friends use to take the mick. Things changed in 3 years. The PS3 has a slow start in the UK but it seems to be everywhere now
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SuperSonic266  +   738d ago
Nope, i live in australia

A PS3 Dominated Area, thank you very much
ElectricKaibutsu  +   738d ago
Awesome. I love these positive articles.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   738d ago
The people that disagree, do you not like positive articles? Do you, members of a video game website, want the video game industry to do badly? This is good for all of us.
Bathyj  +   738d ago
One of thems mine.
SAE  +   738d ago
6 of them are mine xD
josephayal  +   738d ago
Sony Supreme Victory
PS3 sales are up this year %138
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   738d ago
-reads Joseph's post-

http://static3.fjcdn.com/co...
nitrogav  +   738d ago
And I've got 3 of em !! . That's why Sony should release ps4 in the pal countries first in my opinion . That's where their true customers are .
Bathyj  +   738d ago
Good idea. And the fact they cant have it will make the US want it.
MasterCornholio  +   738d ago
I have one and a PlayStation network gold subscription.

Lol sorry about that I love making fun of XboxLive gold every once in a while.

Motorola RAZR i
urwifeminder  +   738d ago
One was mine but it died never again.
dgonza40  +   738d ago
lol good thing you weren't shopping around when the red ring hit on 360's. you wouldn't be playing any games
nintendoland  +   738d ago
lol pretty puny
Clarence  +   738d ago
One positive Sony article mean ten negitive Sony articles are about to hit N4G.

Great news for Sony it's only getting better.
Captain Tuttle  +   738d ago
Well done Sony

And the PS4 will still launch 6 months later in Europe. I don't know why Sony does this, they should be kissing Europe's ass.
nitrogav  +   738d ago
They should be reading this , well done mate .
stonecold3  +   738d ago
same here congs sony
Bar_Brothers  +   738d ago
Great Numbers in PAL!
30 Milions is outstanding.

I wonder how is the Wii and 360 over here ?

My guess is Wii at 40m and 360 at 25-26m.
seanpitt23  +   738d ago
just wait till the top exclusives come out next year like GOW and THE LAST OF US the sales will go through the roof well done sony
GribbleGrunger  +   738d ago
Jees, VGChartz has undertracked the PS3 in Europe by 2.5 million! That's one BIG discrepancy lol. I think we can safely say that the 360 and the PS3 are equal in sales now.

...and before anyone says it, these ARE sell through numbers (sold to the customer)
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darkride66  +   738d ago
This occurred to me as well. "Hmm. I wonder how far off VGChartz was?"

Turns out they can't even get their hardware numbers right within a couple of million. "We're a fan run site who won't reveal their sources or methodology, we don't stand by any of our data and we're wrong...all the time." I can't believe that site even continues to exist.
Years ago when they used to regularly update their data when NPD data or official numbers came out you could at least make the argument that they were useful for historical data, but who even knows what the hell their numbers represent now.
GribbleGrunger  +   738d ago
well... I just read the article (proper) and the heading is 'actually' Europe and pal regions, so ... perhaps I'm wrong LOL. Interestingly though, France isn't a pal region and they sold around 4 million PS3s. I reckon we ARE looking at more or less even numbers here for the 360 and the PS3, give or take a few regions. The problem is that Sony and VGChartz may have different views on what constitutes a pal or European region. Good news though.

I'd like to know, going by Sony's official numbers, just where that other 40 million come from. Japan and America of course, but that still leaves some rather large figures floating around. I know that Africa is big on the PS3 and sold a hell of a lot of PS3s.
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Dlacy13g  +   738d ago
Excellent numbers for Sony in Europe. I can honestly say I am a bit surprised to see that Europe is Sony's #1 territory over the other two regions.
DomceM  +   738d ago
glad to hear that. Good going sony.
bunfighterii  +   738d ago
I'm happy to be one of those 30 million, owner as of 26 December 2007.
supremacy  +   738d ago
I cant believe some people believe that both the ps3 and 360 have the same amount of exclusives next year due to the ps4 coming down the pipeline.

sure there is the last of us and beyond 2souls coming but there is also...

Sly4
Ni no kuni wrath of the white which
God of war
mlb13
Yakuza 5
Until dawn
Puppeteer
ect

I mean its not even close. And god knows whats up with the last guardian, agent, and versus13.

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