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PS3 Surpasses X360 in Europe, 12-million Sold Worldwide

Update: Sony has stated that, as of today, there are 12 million PlayStation 3s sold worldwide. - Arnold K.

  Well, the PlayStation 3's reign over the Xbox 360 continues. While it looked like a rough road ahead for Sony earlier on, the PlayStation 3 is now the next-gen leader in two out of the three prime regions. Today, at the PlayStation Day media event in London, David Reeves, the CEO of SCEE, has announced that the PlayStation 3 has toppled the Xbox 360's sales in Europe.

   That's right, there are now more PS3 owners in the hands of gamers, than there are Xbox 360s. "We have sold more PlayStation 3s throughout Europe than the Xbox 360, even though they launched 14 months before us," he said. What's important about this is that at this pace, the PlayStation 3 is well on its way to overtaking the Xbox 360's global sales, as well.

   North America is the only major territory Sony has to compete against Microsoft, and with recent hardware sales seeing the PlayStation 3 outselling or tying the Xbox 360, Microsoft has a lot to worry about. While we don't know exactly how many PlayStation 3's have been sold worldwide, we do know this: over five million PlayStation 3's have been sold in Europe. Of that five in Europe, three million PS3s are connected to the PlayStation Network. Worldwide eight million PS3s are connected to PSN, which is an indication of the PS3's sales surpassing the 10-million mark considerably.

5/6/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (14 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 1:12:20 PM
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Great news now if only that is "PS3 surpasses Xbox 360 in AMERICA" then I'll be able to rest more easily. overall, Good Job Sony, churn out more SingStar for Europe.

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 1:13:30 PM
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wow

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 1:50:23 PM
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I live in America. My fellow Americans annoy me with their Gears of War and Halo nonsense. Good job UK, good job Japan. *Group Hug* One of these days we will see a "PS3 surpasses X360 in North America" article. It will take a little while, but it will happen.

Until then, lets enjoy the fact that we have better exclusives than them starting just one month from now and not stopping, ever.

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Fabi
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 2:49:15 PM
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I feel the same way Ed. I don't know what happen...

All I ever knew was Playstation since '98. Everybody I knew had one. I didn't even actually see an X-Box in person until the end of it's life - when my friend came back from the Marines and was adicted to Halo 2.

Now all of a sudden, all you hear is 'X-Box 360'. Everywhere. You don't see Gamestop having midnight releases for any PS3 games. And whenever you see a multi-platform game being shown, there's always a 360 controller in the person's hand.

Examples: X-Play, GameTrailers.com

I can't wait until the Playstation brand becomes the household name it used to be.

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 9:04:29 PM

Ha, I got a Playstation in 1998 too. Got PS2 at launch and got PS3 a little after launch.

I don't know how the 360 got so popular either.

All I know is, Gears of War came out and then PS3 launched and all you heard was PS3 sucks, PS3 sucks. Gears of War is awesome. Here comes Halo 3.

Following that news, about 12 million people ran out and bought 360's.

Anyway, I can't wait for FFXIII, God of War 3 and Team ICOs next game.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 3:33:36 PM
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Sony does have the better and more reliable product.With that said it should translate into better worldwide sales in the end.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 3:56:01 PM
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Important edit made: the number is actually 12 million, not 10!

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Schmitty
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 5:08:49 PM
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yeah but the problem here is by the time PS3 outsells Xbox in north america all the 360 fanboys willl realize the stupidity of their ways and switch over to ps3 so there will be no one to make fun of.

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danr
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 6:14:24 PM

woah, a fanboy war seems inevitable

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 5:33:50 PM
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10 mil, 12 mil? Are you sure you're getting your info from Sony and not Wikiony?
btw, Wikipedia has it as 13 million. lol

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Fabi
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 9:23:14 PM
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Hey Arnold, the 360 was released 16 months before the PS3, not 14.

Even more impressive.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 @ 10:42:29 PM
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Razel and Fabi: We report what Sony says. And in Europe, the Xbox 360 had a 14 month lead: 12/05 to 3/07.

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Jdogtoocool
Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 2:17:16 PM
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Well I'm definitely not surprised. Everybody should have realized that the PS3 had this one in the bag the whole time and that the 360 only was ahead because of their 14 month early release...if you think about it the only thing the 360 can lean on is their exlusives: the 360 better hang on tight to those exclusives...

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Damaine
Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 7:00:32 PM
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Its about time sony. i knew u guys would prevail me defending you was worth it. fuck xbox im a die hard sony fan. SONY123/PSP 4 LIFE............

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