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According to Sony, at least.

Sony has declared at today's PlayStation Day that sales of the PlayStation 3 have surpassed sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 in Europe.

Sony bigwig David Reeves made the announcement, according to GamesIndustry.biz, that European customers have picked up 5 million PS3's, 12 million PSP's and a staggering 48 million PS2 units.

"I'm also delighted to announce today that we have sold over 5 million PlayStation 3's throughout Europe," Reeves said. "We are particularly proud of this as it has been achieved in a similar time frame as PlayStation 2 which retailed, if you remember, at a significantly lower price."

But the big news here is that the Japanese giant has already managed to sell more units than Microsoft, despite the 360's cheaper price point and earlier release date.

"We have sold more PlayStation 3's throughout Europe than Xbox 360 - even though they launched sixteen months before PS3. These numbers are a testament to the strength of the PlayStation brand throughout our region, the ever-increasing number of titles being launched, the rich content on offer and its appeal to different demographics and cultures."
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Woot PS3! How do PS3 sales in US, Japan, and worldwide compare to 360 sales?
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post #3 of 88
It's obvious, it is simply because the EU rocks more than the US does.

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Good to hear! Got my PSP a month ago and am saving up for a PS3
Can't wait for MGS4 and the Fabula Nova Crystalis compilation!
    
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It's not that surprising considering that the 360 came out 3 years ago, and the PS3 only came out 1 year ago in Europe. Trust me, I'm a PS3 fan, but these kind of threads are starting to get old now. I mean, obviously the PS3 is now outselling the 360; but that's only because the 360 had a 2 year head-start and most of the world already has a 360.
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PSP has 12 million? Wow pretty popular in Europe. As for the PS3 sounds nice, but lets see how it lasts.
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Woot PS3! How do PS3 sales in US, Japan, and worldwide compare to 360 sales?
last month the 360 actually did better then the PS3 for the first time in awhile.

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Originally Posted by Litch
PSP has 12 million? Wow pretty popular in Europe. As for the PS3 sounds nice, but lets see how it lasts.
PSP is possibly the biggest portable device in Europe and Japan aside from cell phones.
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PS3 = Blu-Ray machine Xbox 360 = games

I have both and really, blu-ray looks good and XBL is great for console games online. Most games there is no reason to buy them for PS3 sadly because the online is terrible. I did get Drakes Fortune for PS3 though - and that was good.
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PS3 = Blu-Ray machine Xbox 360 = games

I have both and really, blu-ray looks good and XBL is great for console games online. Most games there is no reason to buy them for PS3 sadly because the online is terrible. I did get Drakes Fortune for PS3 though - and that was good.
I mean, I do give the 360 for having an extremely large online community but what makes the 360's online better then the Ps3? Or should I say "what makes the PS3's online terrible"?

Servers > P2P last time I checked.
And Im asking this openly btw - don't start a flame war.
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It's not that surprising considering that the 360 came out 3 years ago, and the PS3 only came out 1 year ago in Europe. Trust me, I'm a PS3 fan, but these kind of threads are starting to get old now. I mean, obviously the PS3 is now outselling the 360; but that's only because the 360 had a 2 year head-start and most of the world already has a 360.
This is the first thread of its kind.

Your logic makes no sense, you say it is obvious the PS3 would outsell it yet the 360 has been out longer.

You do understand we are talking about the PS3 outselling the 360 in total sales and not just for the month.....right?

It's not obvious, the PS3 hasn't had no were near the 'good publicity' the 360 gets.

I certainly never expected it outsell the 360 in total units. That's just insane! And a very good milestone for Sony.

I think personally, this is all down to El mike. He has been a trooper, advertising Sony from day one. If it wasn't for him they would be a sunken ship by now, they should hire him as a PR

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I mean, I do give the 360 for having an extremely large online community but what makes the 360's online better then the Ps3? Or should I say "what makes the PS3's online terrible"?

Servers > P2P last time I checked.
And Im asking this openly btw - don't start a flame war.
I hear you, i think it's because the PSN is free. It isn't as aesthetically pleasing therefor it must fail......

Personally i like both, and i certainly wouldn't say XBL has that much gain over PSN considering one is free and the other rakes in the $$$ big time. It is all aesthetics more than anything.
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