In a new interview with British newspaper The Financial Times, Sony CEO Howard Stringer has claimed that close to 800,000 units of the PlayStation 3 console have been sold in Europe since the launch at the end of March.
a sony exec says it, so it must be true.
To the retailers. 300k max picked up by fanbois.
Not a fanboy, hmm commenting on ps3 article + holo 3 avatar eerrrm welll err let me see
Didn't they also claim there were no PS3's to be found in USA? And promissed to give 1.200 dollar for every PS3 that was laying on the shelves? And then the reviewer phoned 10 shops, with all multiple PS3's in stock? Right. One rule: never believe Sony. Ever
that a a DIFFERENT exec;)
Only in the eyes of sony. He's a legend in his own mind.
unlike microsoft when sony says they have sold a number they have SOLD it, not shipped it.
sony means shipped not sold.
I won't belive this guy either, he is an idiot like most of the Sony excs.
ah.. its like moths to a flame
You will have to wait yet again for that number to be reached...
at the time of the lauch in euroupe, ps3's hardware sales wer 2.5 to 2.6 million. how do you equate 300,000 to a console thats now sold 3.3 million world wide after the tremendous runaway success of the european launch and aussie launch. et over yourselfs you all sound like you're gonna die if the ps3 continues to sell... you all just cant believe that a $600. game system is selling at the volumes it is, and maintaining a sted flow of harware sales. it's like any ps3 news thats positive you all have to come down on it like wolves and try to rip it apart. but we all will see as the time progresses.. as Lair and NGS hits retail, japan and US will be lit on Fire, and then once the surge of games start to release later this year with big titles like MGS4 and GT5 the world will be set a blaze... and i'll sit and laugh as you all whine like bytches about ps3 news ebing positive like it has been over the last 2 months... haters
Well, the sales aren't maintaining... Japan: PS3 hit all time low with about 16k sold USA: PS3 hit all time low with 130k sold (the 360 each month since launch sold between 200k and 300k) Europe/UK: after launch, the sales decreased with 80% to 90%. So maintaing strong sales? Don't think so. Fanboys bought, everybody not being braindead waits untill the price drops. You may believe anything you want, but just wait till next month sales numbers... PS3 will sell a lot, lot less. Same as Japan/USA decline
get your 3-bubbled a$$ of my case. you are truely pathetic... you behave as if your life depends on the failure of Sony and the ps3... lol!!! as i've said before. the ps3's current world wide sales is 3.3 million and they sold 2.6 of that million in 4 months in only 2 major markets. if there current worldwide sales is 3.2-3.3 million then and added amount of 800,000 units sold to that initial 2.5-6 million does seam to equat.. i dont care how low there sales are or by how much there sales have dropped since launch. and i most certainly dont give a horse shyte about the 360 because it isn't my choice of console. that being said you can take your copy and past bullshyt and wipe your a$$ or better yet stuff it where the sun doesn't shine and consider getting your head examined because you seem as if you were told at gun point that if the ps3 wins you're gonna die... fact still remains, it's selling, and at the volumes it's selling at for such a pricy system it's holding it's own... the money as time and time again has shown isn't the issue it's the games when ever there is a hugh game on the horison for japan or US the console Sales always seem to to jump by so much. and trust me once the big games release in the US. and in Japan, Like Ninja Gaiden sigma you might as well dig your grave. because thats aparently what you are affraid of happening.
they did better in 3 weeks, then xbox360 in 5 month. Cool. =) p.s. to retailers they sold already 1 mln. on March 23rd. =)
This is true lol, because it comes from Sony it cant be lol. Thats like saying a pilot is lying when he you tells where your flying over because he's a pilot. ffs you xbots are rediculous sometimes. So thick, if youve got nothing to say dont just come out with a bullshit statement. Jeez
good news for sony. in a year the ps3 is the leader, and it will get the most games, like the ps2.
the first four comments are by xbox fanboys... quit trolling and get a life.
so I don't believe what execs say so therefore i'm a fanboy? I'm not against the ps3 in anyway as i'm a gamer at heart, i'm against the company that took a great gaming console and used it's name to sell another disc format. Also their arrogqance shows me they need to be taken down a peg or 2 and show some respect to their developers and their fans. cheers!
goes on. Who cares if it was the biggest, most successful launch in EU/PAL history? None of that matters. It doesn't even matter if they have dogged the competion in the last two console wars beginning with the PSOne. This stuff really only matters to SNE fans, because others do not believe it, ignore it, or wholly discount it anyway as if it were meaningless, right? The most important thing now is innovation (HOME & LBP), games, and retention of a ridiculously large install base. If SNE tweaks all of these things the right way then they will win again, but most importatly -- All gamers win as a result of the bump and grind competion, had on the way to the completion of the race. Build it [right] and they will come. Cheers. =]
i'd believe that they sold close to 800k... however, they shipped over 1 million, so they did not sell out at launch which is kinda lame
yeah they should've just shipped less ! then it would've looked like they were very successful..... dumbass
Whats better: If you have 5 and sell 5 or having 20 and selling 16? GET A LIFE
You guys jumped on this quick. We are talking about all of Europe. I find it quite hypocritical when MS mentioned that it 'sold' 10 million units by the end of 2006. If you are going to buy that, I say you buy this. If you are going to believe one sold/shipped statement, you should believe the other side.
Some people are a joke on here, ok first off in 2-3 days 600k were sold across EU not UK, you guys must be getting mixed up with UK selling 300k or something but if it sold 600k its first week I dont see why its so hard to believe by end of month it sold 800k. Some people need to just grow up on here.
These numbers fit. I actually though it was closer to 900.000 sold. I know that tons of stores have run out here in Denmark. And the ones that have any left have very few. Well atleast thats how it is in a 100 mile radius of where I live.
only 3 or 4 AAA game exist but 800k ps3 were sold in there.. wait and see numbers after FF13 and FFversus13 :P ...
How is this not true!? 165,000 sold in the UK in the first week...nearing 215,000 for UK now...altogether 600,000 in the first week for Europe...the rise in the UK is a clear indication of the rest of Europe. How is that hard to believe, if anything I think it's a bit of an underestimate.
dont mind them. MS said we sold 10 millions. They're go "That's a fact.", Stringer said 800k.. LIES, LIES, LIES.
wasn't it 600k for the opening weekend in the UK, so they sold 200k after that, and its a new system? Thats a bit of a letdown.
haha 800k in a month is a letdown, ok lets break it down a little more. Say the console sells 200k a MONTH for the rest of this year. That would be 2.2 million units sold in europe. Considering other console sales, I say that wouldn't be bad at all
Whats this guy so happy about Sony launched a console in a PS friendly market and out of all of Europe sold/shiped just? 800,000. Hmmm... I thought 10 million PS2s sold in Europe.
10 million ps2s.. no well maybe over a couple of years. Since 2001, the ps2 has averaged around 5 million units sold per years. Take into account the 360 sold 1.92 million last year 2006. I would say 800,000 isnt that bad of a number.. in MARCH... with absolutely no games. as you can see with my little estimation above they need to average 200,000 units sold per month to get to 2.2 million, not too bad. I'm betting on more, but just to be conservative. 360 averages 160,000 units sold a month last year, but who's counting right? Remember kids, stay in school.. math is your friend.
Sony just had a console launch and a few weeks to sell more. 800K does not seem unreasonable. It does seem a bit misleading, since 70% or so of the sales are launch day, but the numbers are more than likely accurate.
Yes I think Sony should be congratulated for their successful launch in Europe but under the circumstances I don't think you can make direct comparisons since the launches have obvious major differences. If you want to just look at the numbers and compare to see who sold the most at launch then thats fine, but if you are going to have any kind of discussion on the subject then you have to look at the factors involved. The bottom line is PS3 was delayed, while the 360 was not, so M$ basicly divided their supply over 3 major territories and launched almost simultaneously....thus their supply suffered. If you really look at it I think both strategies have had their advantages and disadvantages. I think Euro is maybe just a bit stronger market for Sony than M$, but the numbers aren't too bad for either.....I mean the PS3 sold 600,000 in all of Europe in like the first weekend (ample supply), M$ sold close to 2 mil in 1 yr if Sony's numbers avg 200,000 and they end up at 2.2 mil in 1 yr then thats not much of a difference as far as sales go for an ENTIRE yr. I'm sure that there are at least 2 mil hardcore xbox fans in Europe and I would say theres even more PS3 hardcore fans in Europe so as far as I'm concerned after those customers buy then it all comes down to which console appeals more to the gamer who doesn't care about the brand, just the best games at the best value....so in other words again both consoles aren't doing too bad, and the Wii is still kicking everybody's @ss at the moment.
"My dad can beat your dad.. and if not I will tell my mother" Sad.. really sad :) I really hope they both do fine = loads of good games for all sides.
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