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More PS3's in 2 Days Than Xbox360's in A Month

Ft.com Reports:

"Sony's PlayStation 3 console has enjoyed a record-breaking launch in Europe, with about 600,000 sold in the first two days, despite its being the last and most expensive of the new games machines to come on the market."

"The sales figure compares with about 500,000 Xbox 360 consoles sold by Microsoft in Europe in the first month after its release in December 2005. Nintendo sold about 700,000 Wii consoles in Europe in the month after its launch last December."

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Marty83703683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

PS3 is selling great.

BTW,Nintendo & Microsoft never done worldwide console launches either. All 3 did staggered console launches.

shotty3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

They launched in the 3 major regions within a 2 week period. While sony had 4 months to build up stock. The xbox 360 was difficult to find into store until about mid april and the wii appears to be the same, maybe even going further. The point Im trying to make is both nintendo and microsoft had a complete sell through of all their stock during the launch period while sony did not (partly due to sony supplying loads of consoles, which is really good since it cut back on the shootings ;) ).

eques judicii3683d ago

doesn't supply have to do with that? i mean... the wii would have sold way over a million if there had been more available, same with the 360... the ps3 had the largest available stock for its release in Europe

THWIP3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

We were posting basically the same thing at the same time, apparently. Of course, the blind lemmings like 'PS3 Fan' will believe anything they read. ;)

THWIP3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

The 360 was in extremely short supply from Nov 2005 to about March 2006 ; the U.S. got the lion share of the launch consoles, followed by Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Sony, on the otherhand, didn't do a worldwide launch, and made Europe wait a full 5 months, due to supply issues. By the time the PS3 launched in Europe, those that still wanted one after waiting all that time simply went out and bought one. There's no doubt the sales will see a sharp drop after the first month or so.

To 'conan' : No, it's official that you're a complete moron. :o

techie3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

Well although I agree...it is still good news thwip. And fact is when the 360 was in supply...that is in the year 2006, it sold 1.95million in the whole of Europe in a whole year...

ps. although only a prediction...remember the analyst that said the ps3 would sell 1.5million in the UK alone this year...twood dwarf other sales.

Numbers numbers. Who cares.

Ps30073682d ago

Just sit back an enjoy your obsolete console. Pay your yearly fee and while you are doing that you might want to go place your Pre Order for the REAL XBOX 360...

THE TERMINATOR3683d ago

its official Europe hates xbox 360

Anego Montoya FTMFW3683d ago

oooh that hurt xbots

xbokes360`s sux

munish233682d ago

You kids need a life, livin on videogames and callin people thses pathetic names, how old are you kids.

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