PlayStation 3 breaks sales record with Europe launch

By Justin Mann on April 3, 2007, 12:16 PM
How is the PS3 faring in Europe? Much better than it did in the U.S., apparently, despite that Sony did not target Europe as “critical” for PS3 sales. Over the course of the first few days, the PS3 has moved around 600,000 units, making it more than a record for the console that to date has seen dismal sales elsewhere. This likely has a lot to do with manufacturing picking up. Interestingly enough, the console sold well despite the premium placed on it in Europe:

Considering the exceptionally high price on the PAL version of the PlayStation 3 and its limited backwards compatibility with PlayStation 2 games, selling 600 thousand of such consoles is a spectacular achievement, as Sony succeeded in selling more consoles than its rivals Nintendo and Microsoft managed to during the launch weekends.
Will they keep up the momentum? They're certainly hoping so, as those 600,000 units represent a substantial chunk of the entire PS3 market despite it being available for quite some time now. In total, Sony is estimating around €400 million in sales, which includes games and accessories. Perhaps Europe will be what lets Sony turn it around.

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nfinity said:
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Supra said:
Your starting to sound like some xbox fanboy on a rampage. Do you have any links to news showing they gave away more than 100 tv's and at more than 1 location? I haven't seen any stories about them doing it at more than at the 1 launch event. And beside's the TV giveaway was news on March 23rd, not a week and half later.
canadian said:
1. Ohhh, now I want to know what his message was! :P2. I dont know what one, but someone is wrong:[url]
psychoholica said:
aaannnnddd later today reports come out that in the second week of sales the PS3 dropped 82%!! only around 20,000 units were sold with PLENTY of stock on the shelves. The only reason they set the record to begin with is because there was so much stock available since they delayed the Euro launch twice and had plenty of time to mfg all you arrogance and forcing your standards down peoples throat is exploding in your face, just like your batteries.I'll enjoy my Wii-60 compelte with Guitar Hero today!
wild9 said:
My Brother got one from Japan - cheaper, more capable. Sony just screws Europeans into the ground. There is no reason for them doing this beyond contempt for their user base..when will they ever learn? Pure arrogance.
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