PS3Hype writes: 'The PS3 is selling strong those last days. In Europe the PS3 sold this month more that the 360! With a big lineup and good commercials, the PS3 is finally selling strong.'
VGChartz.com? well lets wait for Sony's announcement just to be sure ;)
I thought Sony announced this over a year ago.
I'm pretty sure it was only the UK that the PS3 trailed...but the rest of Europe it led
Thats what I thought... Nice to see you join the fun Mr Bun!
Yea the PS3 has been outselling 360 in Europe since 2007. But in the UK the 360 typically sells more, but UK is only one country in Europe.
the U.K: is actually 4 country´s....England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales...
northern ireland... not ireland
Judging by the fact that PS3 landed a year and a half later, it's a massive achievement. The gap is gonna take a huge leap once GT5 comes out. EDIT: below, PS3 always was in the lead in Europe. In fact I posted the numbers a month back I'll try to search it if I can, but PS3 always was in the lead especially after the Slim came out. 360 is doing well in UK, but as usual, PS3 is dominating rest of Europe.
yeah i thought this was already known months ago.but the numbers from mainland europe are so tiny and insignificant.the uk has a massive 360 lead.japan is the real battle ground.in the 3 territories the xbox leads in 2.but the japanese market is so one sided it equalises the others.basically in english speaking countries the xbox leads.and when your playing online..that matters.
Funny how you dismiss mainland Europe as a territory. lol. Is uk the biggest console market in Europe? yes Is uk bigger than the rest of Europe? No According to vgchartz: UK: 31% of Total Europe Wii+360+ps3 sold units. France + Germany: 32% Fra+Ger+Spain+Italy: 51% Mainland Europe: 69% Mainland Europe more than doubles uk market. If we are talking worlwide America (USA+Canada+Mexico+Others): 48% Mainland Europe: 22% Japan: 12% UK: 10% Others (Australia and others): 7% Note: wii included or excluded (if you wanted to make a ps3/360 face to face), overall percentages are very similar. Add the fact the in Europe there was a 1,5 years lead, and sure you'll get the picture right. You see it, uk is important, but much less than you thought.
Europe was okay when the 360 was winning. But now the PS3 gains some ground, it doesn't matter? Wow.
The funny thing is that the Europe market is the worlds largest games/console market probably for everything else as well really in the world. Yet the US market is what most companies fuss over. I think the US market is only half the size of the Europe market. UK isn't a separate market it's a part of the Europe market.
Is it 2009? Ohh it finally outsold the 360 in Europe using VGChartz number, This is great news, that means that VGChartz number are only one year behind official Microsoft and Sony Numbers. Hey every improvement to VGChartz is a good improvement.
Hate To Say This But Im Miss This Little Bit**ing about Vg Charts being Wrong Or Not
neg bub & reported
what you mean excuses? The 360 DID come out a whole year ahead with no competition but it's been losing ground instead of gaining as a console that came out a year before should. Go back and look at the PS2 in year5 and the Xbox in year4. Go see the gap the 360 SHOULD have over the PS3 and the Xbox didn't have 1/100th the kind of insane FUD the PS3 had to deal with.
This was obviously coming soon anyway with MS only running the show in UK as its the only place they pump money into the 360 other than US. They pick their battles and it's not gonna work as my beloved Man City found out this season Money doesn't buy you success.
@alpha-male so your saying that a year lead on the shelves did nothing to help the 360 have better YtD sales over the PS3. In the 3 short years the PS3 have been out it is almost caught up to the 360, witch is going to be 5 years old this fall. I'm pretty sure you meant to say the year lead is the only reason for the 360 being ahead of the PS3.
IF people actually go to the article and read it. Then they would understand that the reason behind VGChartz delay is because they're using sold to consumer numbers which release a month and a half behind the actual month. Now there is no denying that the ps3 has officially taken Europe. Sony will have to wait until Wii reaches saturation before making it's move against Nintendo. Congrats Sony, and Alpha-Male you seemed like a logical person but you just proved that you're nothing more than a fanboy in the end. People if you own a 360 then pick up Alan Wake, that game is really freaking fun. (gonna play on friend's 360)
Crab, don't ignore the numbers. Sony has been ahead in EU for about a year...
New n4g. Same old crab
Yep... PS3 has been ahead for awhile. Only a matter of time now until we see ps3 ahead of 360 in worldwide sales. only around 4 million away from 360. This year or next we shall see :)
PS3 is smashing ass worldwide baby!!
Wow I came on this site and saw it was all different, and thought i was on the wrong site. Then I saw the word "finally" in a title involving PS3 sales. I then knew I had to be on N4G.
I was under the impression that the PS3 was outselling the 360 in Europe for a while. I didn't realize that the 360 was doing that well in Europe.
I think there's some confusion here and I wouldn't trust anyone saying this has only JUST happened in any way. Signs were that this happened quite a while back(and we'll ignore both Sony and MS statements last year as they covered a way wider area than just the EU(i.e Africa etc))but the plain fact is the figures in the EU and beyond are harder to get together and apparently a l;ot of stores aren't klinked even now-I was told, IIRC, that the largest retailer in both Poland and Hungary aren't feeding into any EU wide figures as of yet for instance. As guesswork, though, the PS3 has always done pretty well on the mainland(though even less well in the UK than in the US!)and I'd have thought, even with the extra 6month headstart 360 had it should have been overhauled some tme ago. We in the UK are often a little too fond of stating how we are the third biggest single nation market for video games these days but we shouldn't forget that next to the rest of the EU we're pretty small beans(still less than a third I believe). As a resuklt I doubt the 360 lead here makes TOO much difference overall. It'll be pretty close, mind.
Yaaaay! This is good news! I don't trust VGChartz completely but their scores are approximate. Waiting for an official announcement from sony.
This is VG Chartz. But the chances are that they're behind rather than ahead (VG Chartz I mean). I expect this happened a short while ago at least.
vgchartz ? well it would make sence of alot of my friends a getting ps3's these days back when ps3 first came out round where i live you got ripped for having ps3 one and not 360.
I thought the same thing
every time official numbers are released it proves that VGchartz are accurate/overestimating 360 sale a little, but they always estimate lower PS3 numbers than the actual numbers. Every single time.
Disagree all you want, this is actually true.
lol it's always the same on vgchartz, x360 is overtracked by at least 800k and ps3 is undertracked by at least 1 million, they are in denial and ps3 has been ahead in europe for a long time now, so that's two markets out of three (for the HD contest), PS3 will take second when GT5 comes out as the real gap is around 4 million not 5.28 million
PS3 has outsold xbox 360 in europe for months and was already ahead, going by VGchartz own numbers.
I thought the PS3 always did well in Europe? UK aside.
should be much more!
Uhhh I thought they've been outselling the 360 there for over a year.
By year, you do mean since price cut & slim? Then, yes.
I thought they were outselling it even before the Price cut & Slim. Maybe I'm wrong but I'm positive this isn't the first time it's outsold the 360 over there.
I would hope the PS3 would outsell the 360, since the 360 has been out for 5 years and most people already have one, plus the PS3 is not $600 anymore so its much more affordable. Glad they lowered the price even though I spent $350+ on my 250GB slim :/ but it was worth it.
Huge numbers from different countries!!
It's good to see the market doing well. Hopefully strong sales ensure the continued stream of excellent games we've been seeing.
The PS3 is finally catching up. I'm impressed by Sony's patience with the PS3 and most have certainly paid off.
Patience, lol, that's why they removed the Ps2 compatibility.
GTFO and go the the 360 section and be a fanboy there please. Where the Fu*k is the open zone?
The more things change the more they stay the same. Just another article to start a flame war. They should call this the semi-new N4G.
Two down, one to go.
Lol "finally" ? Why not drop the pretense , and rename european numbers in charts as UK numbers ?? ... since those are the only ones some people seems to care about here . The hilarious thing is , some can keep pretending other eu countries got abysmal numbers , hence only UK being important , meanwhile , 360 lead , ps3 lead or not , UK isnt even the biggest eu game market ... it has officially been Germany for quite a while now . Yet keep only tracking uk numbers
Can you show a link to back up that statement because as far as I've seen and heard it's still #1 US, #2 UK, and #3 Japan.
I had heard the same thing about Germany, fairly certain is was wrong though.
He is indeed misinformed. Numbers aren't definite but the UK is certainly a bigger market than Germany. A post above gives the breakdown, and its clear. That's not to say the UK is more important than Europe though, obviously.
this is where. i mean germany has about 20 million more people living their than here in the UK so it would make sense! @Gamester101 no them vg chart numbers are no where near clear!!!! i mean the last time i checked, scandinavia was part of europe(sweden, icelan, finland) and i dont see there figures there!! just saying. my bad just looked again and scandinavia obviously is accounted for in: mainland europe.
The updates said that that information was false and that the UK is still ahead of Germany. http://www.joystiq.com/2009...
I miss the quiet days, when the PS3 was still young, expensive & fat. The first year or so was golden, no one used mics, children didn't infest the online play, and youtube wasn't swamped with "ZZ_SICKxSN1P3R_ZZ - BEST KILL STREAK" videos. I pray that they set up a seperate 17+ network for online play, keep the children away and have them play amongst themselves.
@ps360owner09 http://www.wired.com/gameli... or just google it , you'll see tons onf sties attesting the fact that germany as been bigger as of august 2009 .
Sorry but that was wrong :- http://www.joystiq.com/2009...
Most kids i've seen on both consoles , are relatively polite , and far less negative . They also hardly put as many all nighters on school nights than some adults . Meanwhile many random sessions with adults on both 360/ps3 , involve morons who can't say a sentence without f*ck or other swears , between each words . Some are downright racists and/or homophobes + plus discriminate against kids . Or it's some dude who couldnt live without blasting his crappy rap music (not dissing the genre , but the choice of artists and songs) through an equally lousy mic . And then there is a whole subgenre the kids can hardly match up : "DA drunken (or high) player" The "noob" word's supremacy and other exotic crap were pretty mostly created by adults
One time I was playing KZ2 online and this kid started singing the SpongeBob song. I dropped out of his squad after he sung it a couple of times, but the other guy was freaking out and screaming at him. Every once in awhile one of them would pass by, still doing the same crap and my mic would pick them up. Some nice comic relief in an intense firefight!
It's still N4G, a fancy face lift won't change that. Still, we keep coming back so it can't be all that bad. Hey, the new reply method is nice, no need to reload the whole page. Much better over 3G. Welcome back y'all. Edit: ha, spoke to soon, meant to be a reply to #16 :(
That will only be temporary if SONY continues to keep all shelves in North America empty. I can't find a freakin 250 gig PS3 to save my life! I've been to Best Buy, Costco, Wal-mart, K-Mart, SonyStyle, Target to name a few. If this is a marketing scheme to increase future sales, the guy who came up with this should be fired!
My 60gig just crapped out; Fan stopped working. It didn't occur to me that I might not be able to get a new one. 200 hours of Demon's Souls + 200 hours of FF13 + 50 hours of GoW3 and Uncharted scattered in between = One dead PS3. Upon us all, Upon us all PS3! You're no different! You had a good run!
so let me get this straight it took 3 years for the ps3 to break on x360 you have months if you are luck ROFL... Anyway the problem you experience is not widespread and only happens to ps3 fat's, best thing you can do is geta ps3 slim they are sweet:):)
Who is stranged about this? Europe is Sonyer territory.
The whole world except North America is Sony territory.