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PS3 sales surpass Xbox 360 in Europe, says Sony

At Sony's PlayStation Day event, the company announced that it has sold more PS3 consoles than Microsoft has sold Xbox 360 consoles in Europe, despite the earlier launch of the latter.

SCEE president and CEO David Reeves said that Sony has sold 12 million PSP handhelds and 48 million PS2 consoles in Europe.

"I'm also delighted to announce today that we have sold over 5 million PlayStation 3's throughout Europe," Reeves said.

"We are particularly proud of this as it has been achieved in a similar time frame as PlayStation 2 which retailed, if you remember, at a significantly lower price."

Reeves noted that Sony has been consistently outselling its closest competitor - referring to the Xbox 360 - since October 2007, even with the latest price drop. He made no reference to Nintendo Wii sales in the region.

"I am delighted to be able announce today that we have sold more PlayStation 3's throughout Europe than Xbox 360 - even though they launched sixteen months before PS3."

"These numbers are a testament to the strength of the PlayStation brand throughout our region, the ever-increasing number of titles being launched, the rich content on offer and its appeal to different demographics and cultures."

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PStriple7033815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

good keep it up sony!
all sony needs is USA, i think Mr.Snake may help :p

Rikitatsu3815d ago

Xbox 360 has only America remains ?

PS3 already Conquered Europe and Japan

Cwalat3815d ago

Mr Snake, Mr Cloud, Mr Sackboy, Mr Hale...

who else... :)

chaosatom3333815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

Ps3 right now is 13 million, whereas xbox is 18 million.
Correct me if i am wrong because i am guessing.

So a gap of 5 million.
US has 5 million ps3 and xbox has 10 million.

So 5 million left to go? I would like to say early 2009.

Sony can do this with the help of Kratos, Snake, and Final Fantasy.

Homicide3815d ago

Didn't you hear? The PS3 outsold the 360 during the GTA IV week. HD Console war over baby.

Dweg3815d ago

Ps3 is actually @ 12 million it says so right in the Article, meanwhile 360 just passed 19 million. It's still a 7 million gap.

zimbo0073815d ago

11m in USA
<5m in EUROPE
and 500k in JAPAN

total = 16.5 m

No one believes in MS lies

PS3 is at 13 million

zimbo0073815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

ha lol

just because i post some numbers doesnt make me that AleXM

i ma ps fan ba i mnat a ps fanbooooi

@HOMI

Aha DAMYOU

OKAY DAUGGG

Homicide3815d ago

Oh okay. Its just cuz alexM, AKA Larry007 and Tidus007, had similar names like yours.

BLaZiN PRopHeT3815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

its more than 16.5 you know they sell the console in other markets besides the usa EU and japan right?

Edit: also where did you get the 13 million for sony when in their own press conference said that they sold nearly 12

15:31:45

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

check it out for yourseld

SixZeroFour3815d ago

geez, you fanboys are really something...who cares about numbers, for once cant you guys just play games and enjoy it without having to argue which version or console is better

yes, i do have a 360, yes i stick by it, and no i dont really like ps3 for whatever reason...but damn, i wouldnt go on about "oh this version is better, and my stuff get this and that...blah blah blah"

you guys make such big deals about nothing...and i notice this more in the ps3 fanboys...sorry, but just my opinion...and no i dont comment on news much

dan-boy3815d ago

how many accounts do you have??????? and now you're a contributor?? laughable.

sony have just said 12mil worldwide, and recently it was announced 19mil worldwide for the 360...

----> creche is that way.

infact how you have the front to show your face is beyond me. and like i said, your now having things put up in threads....just shows how bad this site has become

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niall773815d ago

america..... meh

but hay 2 out of 3 isnt bad

Maddens Raiders3815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

PlayStation owns Europe. What's new?

Come on America, jump on the fun train and head for the Station.

KingME3815d ago

I thought Nintendo owned Europe and Japan did I miss something. Or is this that fight for second play that you guys seem to be obsessed with?

Kaz Hirai3815d ago

Your PATHETIC performance in Europe and Japan is SHAMEFUL!
Sony Soldiers- onwards to America! Time to stamp out this CRIPPLED JOKE of a "console" once and for all!
June 12th is getting closer, Nazisoft! It is the DOOMSDAY, the ARMAGEDDON, the BEGINNING OF THE END, the JUDGMENT DAY for you and your pathetic FLOPbox 360!

37 days until Judgment Day, Nazisoft!

MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!

alexM3815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

GTA4 also moved more PS3s in UK. had a better attach rate too

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/3...

It is crying time for XBUTTS when SPANISH/GERMAN/FRENCH and ITALIAN charts are in

It is over for MS and XBREAK 3 FIX ME

BTW this means that VGCRAP has inflated x360 sales by a MILLION??????????????????????? ??

so 13 m PS3s vs 17 m x360s

come on PS3 kill that defective BOX 3 FIX ME

Sir Ken Kutaragi3815d ago

Car-Boot SALE!!! ;-D 50p the LOT!!!...Anyone???...Please!!! ...
;-D

Pain3815d ago

No Different then When M$ always says it Bots, But This is True so sucks to be a M$ slave.

IzKyD13313815d ago

Kaz's posts are hilarious!
june 12th cant come soon enough

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DrakenSilverwing3815d ago (Edited 3815d ago )

Well that just goes to show you how much VGchartz knows.. seems like they really do inflate xbox360 in europe. either that or they just don't know.. / i do suppose they do say "other" but where on earth does the 360 have a million plus more units?