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Playstation 3 overtakes Xbox 360 in France

The streams have finally crossed . According to French research group Tns-Sofres PS3 has overtaken the X360 in terms of total marketshare. This is what they disclosed in their article in French :-

"PlayStation domine toujours de très loin le marché avec encore un tiers des foyers joueurs équipés de PS2 et 13% de foyers équipés en PS1. La Wii est juste derrière, avec 11% de foyers équipés. La Xbox équipe 10% des foyers joueurs, la GameCube 8%, la PS3 5% et la Xbox 360 se maintient à 4%. "

which is translated as :-

"PlayStation dominates always by far the market with still a third of the hearths players equipped with PS2 and 13% of hearths equipped in PS1. Wii is right behind, with 11% of hearths equipped. Xbox equips 10% with the hearths players, GameCube 8%, the PS3 5% and Xbox 360 is maintained to 4%. "

Update:

NOTE :- The distibution was not based on the survey and is BASED ON INSTALLED BASE of each console

The Playstaion 3 has overtaken Xbox 360 in terms of total hardware sales in FRANCE

I am adding another link which has better translated TEXTS

http://www.playfuls.com/news_11918_New_details_about_the_French_gaming_market.html

Here is what the BETTER TRANSLATED LINK says:-

"The profile of the average gamer in France has undergone some changes, like the fact that the proportion of very young gamers (below 10 years of age) has increased by 13 percent compared to last year. The mean age of the French gamer is still 25, but there are considerably less gamers now from the 15-25 category that there were a year ago (27%, a 6 percent fall). TNS Sofres says that more than 40 percent of the gamers in France are women/girls"

" The console war seems to give Sony the king's crown, but also underlines Nintendo's impressive progress (like everywhere else in the world). The PlayStation brand by far dominates the French market, with more than a third of hardcore gamers being "equipped" with a PS2, while 13% are still enamoured with their PS1. The Wii comes next, with 11% of the gamers owning Nintendo's product. The Xbox trails the Wii with 10%, while the Xbox 360 has only 4% market share, even behind its later-arrived rival PlayStation 3 (5%). The good-ol' GameCube is still young and fresh, at 8% market share."

PLEASE see GOOGLE's translated TEXT for better understanding as well

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MaximusPrime3424d ago

wow.

looks like 2008 is going to be sony's year.

TANOD3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

So Vgcharts should update their data now

This means during October/November over 200 000 ps3s were sold in France

since till september around 270 000 ps3s were sold in France

FROM a better translated source: -

http://www.playfuls.com/new...

"The profile of the average gamer in France has undergone some changes, like the fact that the proportion of very young gamers (below 10 years of age) has increased by 13 percent compared to last year. The mean age of the French gamer is still 25, but there are considerably less gamers now from the 15-25 category that there were a year ago (27%, a 6 percent fall). TNS Sofres says that more than 40 percent of the gamers in France are women/girls"

"The console war seems to give Sony the king's crown, but also underlines Nintendo's impressive progress (like everywhere else in the world). The PlayStation brand by far dominates the French market, with more than a third of hardcore gamers being "equipped" with a PS2, while 13% are still enamoured with their PS1. The Wii comes next, with 11% of the gamers owning Nintendo's product. The Xbox trails the Wii with 10%, while the Xbox 360 has only 4% market share, even behind its later-arrived rival PlayStation 3 (5%). The good-ol' GameCube is still young and fresh, at 8% market share "

Thanks to LEG-END for his translation as well.

"9 - I'm french:
The PlayStation brand as a whole dominates with a third of all console-equipped homes owning a PS2, 13% own a PS1. The Wii is right behind them with 11% of console-owning homes having bought the console. The original Xbox is in 10% of gamer's homes, GameCube 8%, PS3 5% and the Xbox 360 is staying at around 4% "

@HUGH_HEFNER

The survey is on the top.

Later you have the console sales distribution. do you think anyone would disclose his/her idea to own Gamecube/xbox or ps1.

It is the console distribution.

CLARIFICATION :- 275k PS3s and 500k x360s were reported to have SOLD by SEPTEMBER,30, 2007 --sales ending Third quanter

CHECK googles translated link added in the ALTERNATIVE SECTION

@william ....The distribution was based on the number of people owning a console eg INTALLED BASE. The survey asked for the people's preferences in gaming

THE INSTALLED BASE has been reflected here

@william

"The profile of the average gamer in France has undergone some changes, like the fact that the proportion of very young gamers (below 10 years of age) has increased by 13 percent compared to last year. The mean age of the French gamer is still 25, but there are considerably less gamers now from the 15-25 category that there were a year ago (27%, a 6 percent fall). TNS Sofres says that more than 40 percent of the gamers in France are women/girls."

The distribution is reflected on total install base

PS3 sales really booomed after the price cut
http://lyricis.canalblog.co...

you can see that over 100k ps3s were sold in the month after the announcement of the price cut

PS3PCFTW3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

Sony
Owns
Next
Year

this practically makes the 360s 1 year head start pointless.
expect the xbots to attempt to retaliate in any shape, form or fashion.
also expect them to throw out all logic and avoid ALL facts in an attempt to sleep better at night.

hddvd dies next year. lets hope sony also kills off the 360.
sony is coming for that ass xbots.

PLAY B3YOND

Hugh Hefner3424d ago

This is a SURVEY... they don't have cold sales facts... about two weeks ago there was a report stating 360 had barely sold over 500,000 in France and PS3 had 275,000 (which means it is selling at a rapid pace than 360)... I doubt PS3 sold 200k PS3s in JUST two weeks in France alone.

WilliamRLBaker3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

This is how old tech is in france...they are counting Ps1, original xbox and Gamecube! lol you sonyfanboys look foolish when you use stuff like this as proof of your delusional Acendency.

oh and the proof this is all crap...
http://forums.n4g.com/m_501...
^Rounded pegs truth

more from that forum post.

http://www.playfuls.com/new...
^ original article Tanod stole this news post from.
""\According to French research firm TNS Sofres, the French market has reached maturity, but has not yet lost its attractiveness for developers and publishers. ((((During the two days of telephone interviews (November 21 and 22), more than 1,000 French gamers)))), aged above 15, responded to questions that tried to clarify aspects like: what's the situation of the gaming market in France? who are the players? on what platforms do they play (PC, consoles, mobiles...)? what do they intend to purchase in the next 6 months? what do they think of in-game advertisement?"

Edit:LOL yet you still dont explain the source of their information EVER...yet my translations using google and babel fish BOTH say it was an PHONE SURVEY OF 1000+ french gamers.

Edit2:
your own Words TANOD!
""@william ....The distribution was based on the number of people owning a console eg INTALLED BASE. The ((((survey)))) asked for the people's preferences in gaming
""

A SURVEY! thats right you said it your self! a survey! so that means the original comment was 100% true, That company Did a phone survey of 1000+ French gamers!

zapass3424d ago

if you'd ever been to france, you'd at least know what you're talking about but that would meen getting out of your shhit-hole, you know that warm secure spot you're spamming from.

marionz3423d ago

who cares whos selling the most, i couldnt care less if sony sells more, at the end of the day i dont even look at sales and it doesnt have any impact on the fun i have playing games, yet sony fans are the ones making all the fuss saying 2008 is sonys year blah blah let sony have there year its all the same to me, consoles are just plastic and metal stop acting like its the end of the world if your console of choice isnt in the lead, play games for fun and stop being nerds

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UnblessedSoul3424d ago

Yeah it's Ps3s time to shine

TANOD3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

overtaking x360 in a matter of 6 months

super performance by ps3!!!

@ Mr Marbles

You are talking about Vgcahrts sales. MS themselves said that they sold about 500k x360s on 5th december. On the other hand Vgcharts has X360 sales around 600k

in EU ps3 has sold over 2.5 million units...are u dreaming marble. 500k is what they have sold in Spain alone

here is MS announcement regarding 500k x360s in France
http://www.lesechos.fr/info...

x360 doesnt sell anywhere except Na

Mr Marbles3424d ago

who are these people, everywhere else you look the sales in France are at about 300,000 for PS3 and 500,000 for 360, this has been long established as of December, these folks must be talking about a survey cuz that figure is impossible to have sold since the last report.

sgaap3424d ago

I know some people of the US think Europe is a country, and others think france is a city or something... France is just one country. There are 12 more countries in the EU.

Sprud3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

There are close to 50 countries in Europe, 27 of which are in the EU (the union). However EU can also mean Europe (the continent) which is usually the case when it comes to sales.

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TANOD3424d ago

Thats phenomenal.

My GOD

TANOD3424d ago

during October and November. I am dead !!!

Lord Cheese3424d ago

goddamit i love google translations..what the heck is a hearth player?

I can assure everyone i aint letting anyone play with my hearth - anyone tries it and there will be trouble.

TANOD3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

from a different source as well

http://www.playfuls.com/new...

"The console war seems to give Sony the king's crown, but also underlines Nintendo's impressive progress (like everywhere else in the world). The PlayStation brand by far dominates the French market, with more than a third of hardcore gamers being "equipped" with a PS2, while 13% are still enamoured with their PS1. The Wii comes next, with 11% of the gamers owning Nintendo's product. The Xbox trails the Wii with 10%, while the Xbox 360 has only 4% market share, even behind its later-arrived rival PlayStation 3 (5%). The good-ol' GameCube is still young and fresh, at 8% market share "