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.