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Submitted by Stinkinmushroom 1725d ago | news

The PS3 overtakes Wii in France

According to our information, from a dozen weeks, the home console of Sony top of the table squat hexagonal weekly console sales. So that in a few weeks, sales of PS3 could exceed those of the Wii in 2010. Between January 1 and June 30, 2010, Sony sold 292,000 PS3 and Nintendo Wii 325,000 (source company based GfK).
Compared to the first half of 2009, sales of home consoles are on average down about 8% except the PS3 which show an increase of almost 60%. (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony)

Ragnathebloodedge  +   1726d ago
The PS3 is unstoppable now.
MRJENKINS  +   1726d ago
seriously.. the ps3 outsells the wii in one country and suddenly there is a whole story about it?
@johnanderson
true the ps3 sales increased worldwide and when did i say anything about wii and xbox?
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Johnanderson  +   1725d ago
it's not a "whole story". But it's pretty significant to see that in 1 year the PS3 sold 60% more compared to the previous one, when all the other consoles decreased in sales. but don't worry, your wii and xbox are still cool.. geesh
Bloodraid  +   1725d ago
Mrjenkins has a great point, yet he gets 7x as many disagrees as agrees... Such bullshit.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the Sony fanboys that would always say "Sales don't mean anything, it's about the games" back when the console's sales were sub-par?

As for Johnanderson, when did Mrjenkins say anything at all about owning a wii or 360? Never. Just because someone doesn't go batshit crazy about pro-PS3 'news' doesn't mean they're an Xbox or Wii fanboy.

People on this site are flipping retarded, and make me no longer want to call myself a gamer...
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sikbeta  +   1725d ago
"The PS3 is unstoppable now"

Pffft, Just Wait for a price-cut until claim that, The PS3 @ $200 will be an Unstoppable Beast Everywhere...
adamx  +   1724d ago
you scared
megaglitcher  +   1725d ago
The Wii is still ahead by 2M in France. If PS3 is unstoppable by this...then Nintendo must be the king of the world.

Talk about misleading and bad translated titles
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rockleex  +   1725d ago
Unstoppable NOW.
Which means from now on.
Donny  +   1725d ago
god job guys!
georgeenoob  +   1725d ago
PS3 overtook Wii in France. 360 overtook Wii in North America.
PSfan09  +   1725d ago
because of the new xbox
if there wasnt a new xbox, im 110% sure it wouldnt happen. selling 150k+ in a week is a sign that people wanted reliable hardware
infekt  +   1725d ago
Oooo.. PWNAGE.
adamx  +   1724d ago
360 is garbage
lelo2play  +   1725d ago
Everybody says X360 does not sell in Europe...i thought the X360 would have worser sales. As for Nintendo... they are unstoppable.

Nintendo DS: 8,8 millions
Nintendo Wii: 4,3 millions
Sony PSP: 2,7 millions
Sony PS3: 2,3 millions
Microsoft XBox 360: 1,8 million
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Chaostar  +   1725d ago
hate to be a grammar nazi but "worser" is pretty bad man.

OT: What gave you the impression that the Xbox was way behind in Europe? It is kept afloat here in the UK but I can see that changing after GT5 hits, the chav gamers' numbers are not to be underestimated and they will die for that game. Kinect might counter that though, who knows, could happen.
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Spenok  +   1725d ago
Haha worser.
lelo2play  +   1724d ago
Worser... http://en.wiktionary.org/wi...

@Spenok
Nobody likes a smart ass.
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halojunkie  +   1725d ago
sonce the ps3 overtook france, you guys HAVE TO COME HERE SAYING well... WELL.... dont spin it, ps3 is selling more world wide, deal with it, and stop being so damn jealous.
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Shang-Long  +   1725d ago
well its a start
Tomdc  +   1725d ago
to be fair France ain't hard to conquer judging by their poor efforts in WW2 :P
candystop  +   1725d ago
Screw PS3!!!! It's still going to loose this generation.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1725d ago
How do you say "Butthurt" in French?
Tony-A  +   1725d ago
@Holy
Translation - Sacre Bleu!

jk jk
yippiechicken  +   1725d ago
Actually,
I think the translation is "HolyOrangeCows"!

ZING! :)
memots  +   1725d ago
Butthurt
Mal au derrière

Mean having butt pain :P
Dacapn  +   1725d ago
I'd say any console outselling the Wii in any country is a story.
Spenok  +   1725d ago
I have to agree that's a feat.
Stinkinmushroom  +   1726d ago
Good news, i just hope they bring the white PS3 with bigger hard drives to EU and US
PoSTedUP  +   1726d ago
im not saying this because i am a fanboy
im saying this because i believe with PSmove and the cokacola deal, sonys playstation3 will spike in sales a significant amount, marketing is key. if people love the wii, they will love the nextgen graphics plus playstation Move even better.

yes my opinion if flawed but sony would not be making this Move if they didnt have research, years of experimenting and professionals to back this up. they know what they are doing.
Johnny Rotten  +   1725d ago
coke and video games go good with each other!!
Quagland  +   1726d ago
"Between January 1 and June 30, 2010, Sony sold 292,000 PS3 and Nintendo Wii 325,000"

"Nintendo Wii: 4.3 million
Sony PS3: 2.3 million"

?????????????????
Johnanderson  +   1726d ago
the numbers at the end are the sales since launch.
SupaGamer  +   1726d ago
If they say it is true it must be?
sinclaircrown  +   1725d ago
but..
If a random N4G user says its not true then we should believe them, right??

You guys argue over these companies sales. Why does this interest you?? All three consoles have a huge install base already, its not like they're gonna stop making games for any of them.
hasj1990  +   1725d ago
I guess rench people know good hardware when they see it.

Those french people are clever unlike some other nations...
Nike  +   1725d ago
Hey, guess what?
People like Guerrilla Games, Naughty Dog, Team ICO and Polyphony Digital are present in those "other nations". Are you gonna fault people's nationality simply because the Wii sells more than the PS3 in other countries?
Nike  +   1725d ago
"Between January 1 and June 30, 2010, Sony sold 292,000 PS3 and Nintendo Wii 325,000 (source company based GfK)"

Uh, I believe Nintendo Wii sold more, then? Could some one explain that to me?
DrDreadlox  +   1725d ago
I believe
the article is referring to an increase in the rate of ps3 sales while the Wii is in decline. Also, it mentioned that Sony got more revenue but that's only because of the higher price of the ps3.

One thing is known for sure, X360 is dead last in France XD
hot-sauce  +   1725d ago
kyo
and now it begins!!!
chasegarcia  +   1725d ago
@hasj1990
rench people lol
RowSand  +   1725d ago
it..
hasj1990  +   1725d ago
only..
TheTimeDoctor  +   1725d ago
USA...USA
Godmars290  +   1725d ago
Meh...
Actually already made a "France surrenders to the power of Playstation" joke...
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Basil-Rathboner  +   1725d ago
In France Xbox 360 is known as Les poo poo.
Lykon  +   1725d ago
i cannot believe
how many wiis are being sold still. why would anyone want one? it's bizarre....a few of my mates girlfreinds wanted one a year or so back, but they are never used...I see it as a girl freind fad...they wanted a wii, they wanted an ipod etc it's all you here about for 2 weeks then the're never mentiond again.
rumplstilts  +   1725d ago
They want one to play exclusive titles that score higher then any of the competitors consoles. Like Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Lykon  +   1725d ago
yeah i do get that, i know from experience how well designed mario games can be. It seems extravagant to get a console for one or two games though. and the motion control on the wii is highly inacurate, ok for flailing drunks and 3 yr olds maybe.
SprSynJn  +   1725d ago
Coincidentally
My french friend just purchased a PS3 sometime ago. Didn't know the country was in a craze though. Good to hear.
turok  +   1725d ago
this article...
... is fail.
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John Kratos  +   1725d ago
Thats right PS3 is going to overtake the Wii worldwide soon! And then Microsoft is just going to completely drop out of the console market. Then everyone will bow down to KEVIN BUTLER MUHAHAHAHZZZ!
ManGastaS  +   1725d ago
....
wake up fanboy
Kush  +   1725d ago
Whoopty fudgin' doo! The PS3 has become #1 in one country. Stop the presses, the PS3 is about to become self-aware and take over the world!
J-Smith  +   1725d ago
this site doesn't understand the word *France* and anything outside of the *US* LoL
Master of Unlocking  +   1725d ago
Not surprised by this
In France, pretty much ever since the PS1 came out 15 years ago, owning a Playstation has always been perceived to be a natural right, like having oxygen in your lungs, or being exposed to the sunlight when you step outside.

The initial steep price of the PS3 caused a brutal break of that affectionate bound the French (and, maybe to a somewhat lesser extent, the europeans)had with the PS brand, which triggered some very passionate, very emotional reactions at first.

But now that the PS3 is becoming affordable, and the PS icons are all arriving en force on sony's latest, the PS3 is reuniting with its fanbase. Whenever the PS3 reaches the 149€ pricepoint, Big N and their Wii will become a distant thought. At 99€, if that ever happens, the PS3 will sell more than wine, pot, and cheese combined in the Hexagon.
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