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Awesome PS3 Sales In Europe |

MCVUK interviews Sony’s David Reeves and has some excellent sales news.

“In December we sold just over a million PlayStation 3s during the month,” he told MCV. “That’s across all PAL territories and that’s a sell-through figure.

Over a million from Europe alone? That’s equal to or above Japan and USA combined! NPD sales for USA were 797.6K and MediaCreate sales for Japan total approximately 212.7K for a USA/Japan total of 1.01 million.

Remember this chart? PS3 would look much better if I could get good Europe numbers to include.

“We don’t often mention the competition, but I will give you some interesting data: In terms of installed base in some of our major markets, such as France, Spain, Germany and Italy – plus some distributor territories in smaller markets like Switzerland – our current cumulative installed base is now higher than Xbox 360.

“It has not yet reached that in the UK. But the team here expect to overtake the installed base of Xbox 360 across all PAL territories in late summer. It’s also worth mentioning that last week we outsold Xbox 360 in PAL territories by a ratio of three to one.”

Great news all around!

UPDATE: In negative news, analysts predict that Sony will fall short of their PS3 sales target for fiscal year 2007. Sony previously claimed that they would be able to sell 11 million PS3 units to retailers/dealers during FY’07 (4/1/2007-3/31/2008), however analysts are predicting that they will only reach 8 million.

UPDATE 2: To clarify the 11 million Sony target and 8 million analyst estimate (according to bloomberg): these numbers only include FY’07 sales. They do NOT include PS3 sales before April 1, 2007. These particular numbers are also referring to sales to retailers and dealers, NOT complete sell through to customers.

  • Burten

    Didnt someone said that its 360 in the States, PS3 in Europe, and Wii basically all over..? 😉

  • Rjcc

    you didn’t mention the part where analysts expect sony won’t be able meet its ps3 sales projections this year.

  • Darrin

    That better Rjcc? 🙂

  • The -ve must always be mentioned, otherwise you’re a crappy writer. Unless you’re talking about the 360 or Wii, of course.

  • Specter

    8 Million by March? I was under the impression that more than 8m PS3s were sold by now. I guess none of the analysts go by VGchartz? I know some people claim that they futz with the numbers, but I don’t know of any other site that’s doing a better or even half the job of VG. Is there a reliable site for up to date worldwide console sales that isn’t horribly biased? How do the Analysts know that the PS3 hasn’t reached 8 million worldwide yet? They must be getting their numbers from somewhere…..

    I’m not really interested in seeing NPD sales. This world is a lot bigger than the US and Canada. I’m looking for worldwide sale numbers for all three consoles that’s not cooked up from M$, Sony, or Nintendo camps. Anyone know of a good source?

  • Andy

    I imagine that PAL would also include Australian and New Zealand too.

  • derrickgott007

    It’s glad to see some countrys selling massive amounts of PS3’s….That way developers can not use the “Oh we have no install base” excuse….***Cough UBISOFT Cough***

  • Darrin

    Specter, I knew someone would get confused. Sony has already sold between 9-10 million PS3s to consumers, however many of those were before the 2007 fiscal year (starting 4/1/2007). The 8 million estimate refers to sales during fiscal 2007 only and it also refers to sales to dealers, not sales to end users.

    I know they aren’t perfect and are widely criticized, but does the best estimate of worldwide sales. We also reprint and discuss monthly sales figures, but we don’t have a good source for sales outside of North America and Japan.

  • Specter

    Thanks for clearing that up Darrin. I’ll keep using since they seem to be the best at what they do. Shame that there isn’t a good source of sales info outside of N.A. and Japan. It’s clear that without Europe, the PS3 would have never recovered.

  • Now I’m just even more flabbergasted that EU PSN Store gets so little updates compared to the other regions