While the U.S. remains on top in the videogame market, a surprising turn of events over the past several years has resulted in the UK videogame market emerging as number two, beating Japan for the first time in history.
Congrats to the Brits loving all those games!
Yeah, congrats. It's only a matter of time before they overtake the U.S. now.
Well this "economic crisis" sure isn't helping things, but I think it will be a long time before UK sales match U.S. sales.
Agreed. Americans are media whores. I mean whores for multimedia stuff, not like being on tv or whatever.
Congrats to the Japs hating all those games!
yeah and us brits love our 360s so microsoft has got the first and second biggest regions secured
Aww, Japan sales are down. How sad.
Aww nothing! Maybe they'll wise up and start porting some of those Japan only exclusives to other parts of the world and not force us to mod and import stuff all the time.
So US>UK>JP>rest of EU?? I didnt think that the rest of europe was such a small chunk of the videogame market No wonder MS is able to outsell the PS3 it got the two biggest regions secured
I think it's because of the different languages. At least the UK speaks English, whereas there are like 20 different native languages in the rest of the EU.
Well...each European country is a seperate country....so the UK has overtaken the individual country Japan. Europe as a whole (including UK) has always been ahead of Japan. Twizle...lol What's language got to do with it?
Um, well, I would assume that fewer games are localized to the "smaller" countries, which would logically result in a smaller market, right?
Your incredibly ignorant if you think MS has the UK market secured. It's about 50/50. With PS3 lately even having an edge. EDIT: Well, if you disagree, come out and say why. It's fact. Like it or not.
50/50 you wish, the UK market is identical to how the US market is, same tastes so similar sales Im not even sure if the PS3 has ever consistently outsold the 360 in the UK except at launch Im shocked you arent aware of it
Aha, such ignorance. I live in the UK. I know far more people with PS3s than 360s, the site sales charts speak for themselves. Take a look at sites like Play.com, Amazon ect., PS3 games are consistently dominating of the sales charts and the pre-order charts. The same goes for virtually every other retailer in the UK. It is far from secured by Microsoft. At the present, either Sony or MS could take it.
The Xbox 360 sells more than the PS3 in the UK (fact) - because of price. Twizle - that could be the case...I'm not sure if that's the reason though. I blame sh*tty weather more. Spanish, French etc are all outside having fun :D And France/Spain/Germany are not very far behind the UK - be interesting to see their total figures.
lol are you serious!? I also live in the UK and i can tell you that barely no has a PS3 that i know and if they do they keep quite cause they are in the minority Trust me if you live in London you wont want to have a PS3 unless you want to be laughed at, thats how bad it is Sites mean nothing they change hourly just accept it 360>>>PS3 in the UK period.
BS. I live in London. The ratio of people with a PS3:Xbox out of people I know is seriously about 4:3. You must live in a different London...
I also live in the UK and I know 5 people with 360's and 1 person with a ps3. DOes that mean the 360 outsells the ps3 5-1 in the UK? NO! Your anecdotal evidence is worthless. And if you want actual figures check out chart track and you will see that the 360 has a comfortable lead in the UK over the ps3. Its just how it is.
Fact: 360 is 1.3 million consoles ahead of the ps3 in the UK 360 - 3.2million PS3 - 1.9 million http://www.videogamer.com/n... I am also based in the UK.
LOL @ you all completely missing my point. But w/e. Ima go play in the snow :)
I don't think you had a point except saying that no console will die and all are doing okay in the UK market which is obvious to anyone. The snow has melted in Manchester :(
It's still snowing in Oxford
There's over a foot in London. Not going to melt for a couple of days...plus it's still blizzardy.
plus, the 360 is doing really well in the uk. i'm a brit by the way. i know lots of people with 360's, and less than 5 with ps3s! this is no a sly dig at sony, just stating what i see! plus, we all had ps2's back in the day. Deep: the 360 was selling well before the price cut. nicklni: i'm from SE london NW kent area. i know 40 plus people with 360's all on-line, and as i said above, less than 5 with ps3's. am i from a different london also? bottom line, 360 has done well in the UK....but not as good as the wii, but better than the ps3. that's it! final note. i'm sorry, but all this talk of the "eu being a bigger market than the US" is just typical n4g sony fanboy crud! if that was so, then the ps3, and every other console would launch there first, along with all the best features that are missing from the psn and live which are available across the pond! the eu is a divided market, with each state having different laws, levels of income blah blah the end! give it up, it just dillusional nonsense, trying to spin things into a different light!
Bloody southerners! At least it must be nicer and warmer up here then :)
obviously we speak english in the UK Twizlex, this is where the language was invented for christs sake
Wow, you totally missed the point. Congratulations.
Just gives us even more reason to ignore the Japanese trends in gaming. Should be interesting to see how they try to diversify and branch into the markets that they need to.
Yep agree with everyone else. UK is included in EU and it alone surpassed Japan, EU was always ahead of Japan infact EU is ahead of US too. EU>US>JPN By country - US>UK>JPN>EU something like that.
I don't think that's accurate. I'm pretty sure the only thing the EU is beating the U.S. in, if anything, is PS3 sales and maybe portables. The U.S. is still ahead overall.
That was kind of unexpected. It wasn't so long ago that Japan was *THE* home of gaming and whatever technology came from Japan was good as gold! Looks like Japanese gaming and technology is increasingly taking a back seat to the rest of the world. Most notably this is evidenced by this quote from the article: "Much of Japan’s decline is attributed to a drop in PS2 software sales by 46 percent" These downturns in Japan would perhaps partly explain Sony is experiencing a $3 billion loss while MS is posting a $4.17 billion profit.
wii 360(even with rrod)...sad ps3
Sony does there just only talking about UK's game market growing it doesn't say they have Europe you fool considering Microsoft lied and plus they don't really have 28 million since how would Microsoft know what the real numbers considering all around the world the Xbox 360 are breaking and the same people bought another one and Microsoft would count them as part of their userbase I'm sorry but Microsoft has false numbers Sony and Nintendo have real numbers considering all over the world there console is still working unlike Microsoft claiming to have 28 million.
And it was posted January 22, 2009 and here it is. http://www.techcrunch.com/2... nice try but you don't have a link and even if they did I doubt it they made that much and since you lied about Sony losing $4 billion why would anybody believe you I gave you the link all you're doing is giving me you're words there still losing money weither you like it or not karlostomy that was the %11 decline to $4.17 billion they didn't say they made $4.17 billion where did they say that!. embarrass what you didn't embarrass me you retard considering you don't have any prove except you're words dumbass!.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear....! The link you posted states that: 1. MS made a profit of 4.17 billion 2. MS gaming and devices division made a profit of $151 million. First of all, well done microsoft! Secondly, what the hell are you talking about, 'yousays'? Yousays, didn't I recently ask you very kindly NOT to embarrass yourself any further? Yet, look at what you did! Now everyone can see what a stupid kid you are. Please THINK before you post. --------------- edit: @yousays.... dude, that info is in the link that YOU provided. Surely you read and understood what was written in your own link? Here's the Sony link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
We in the uk really like our games were fanatics, cool.
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