1.2m PS3s Sold in Europe during Christmas Period


It’s a good job the Sony brand is still strong in Europe:

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp., the world’s largest video-game console maker, sold a record number of PlayStation 3 machines in Europe during the holiday shopping season after lowering prices to compete against Nintendo Co.’s Wii.

Sony, which began selling PlayStation 3s in Europe in March, shipped about 1.2 million consoles in the region during the five- week period ended Dec. 31, Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony’s game division, said in a Bloomberg Television interview aired today. That’s in line with U.S. shipments during the period, he said.

Now I don’t know if that figure is ‘sold to retailers’ or is the actual number of consoles purchased by customers. Still, the Sony brand has been doing very well in Europe during the 2nd half of last year and it’s something Sony has needed since sales have been pretty poor for the most part in Japan and North America.

Maybe they could say thank you by bringing the EU store in line with the Japanese and North America Stores, with regards to content!

1.2m PS3s Sold in Europe during Christmas Period


Written by: Gary - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Huschke on January 22nd, 2008

    “Maybe they could say thank you by bringing the EU store in line with the Japanese and North America Stores, with regards to content!”

    Yep, i think we’d deserve it!

    btw: i just read this article, which is quite interesting, because it gives a little inside info on the “red ring of death”:
    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/digitaljoystick/archives/129866.asp

  2. #2 by Rich on January 22nd, 2008

    Still a lot less than the 360 or Wii sold in the same period. 1.2 Million sounds nice though.

  3. #3 by Gary on January 22nd, 2008 [ 1780 Points ]

    Do you have figures for Wii and 360 sales during the same period in Europe? It would be interesting to compare.


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