Cnet.com France reports: (translated with Babelfish)
"Despite a launch evening spoiled, the sales of the PS3 of Sony start up on the hats of wheels: 600 000 sold consoles in two days in Europe.
It does not be necessary itself there to be mistaken, alone the organized event for his gone out did not meet the success awaited. The sales of the Playsation 3 realize a pretty box according to the amount advanced by Fujio Nishida, President of Sony Europe. This are 600 000 consoles that would have found taker in the two following days his gone out March 23 2007.
In France, the figure confirmed by Georges Fornay, president of Sony Computer Entertainment France and vice president of SCE Europe, rises to 78 000 PS3 on the same period of two days. France positions itself behind England and its 173 000 unities, but gets ahead of Spain and respectively third and fourth Germany (the amount again are not known). This is 24% of better than the PS2 that had done "only" 63 000 sales in two days. Still according to Georges Fornay, the cape of the 100 000 should be attained during the weekend next.
For Sony, this would be the biggest success all confused consoles in France. Still according to the builder the Playstation 3 and its 78 000 unities does better than the Wii and the Xbox, with respectively 75 000 and 49 000 flowed consoles in two days. The scarcity is not again there, but to this rhythm, the console risks being very quickly in stock rupture in most of the stores."