PS3 outselling the Xbox 360 in Europe
According to Sony their PlayStation 3 has sold more than 5 million units in Europe and has been besting the Xbox 360 in sales since October.
Games consultant Nick Parker says “the PlayStation has held out remarkably well over the last 18 months despite the press slating it because of the price People got behind the brand.”
“The PS3 is far more mass market than 360, which has gone for traditional adult males – and that does not go down well in continental Europe.”
He said consumers in Europe had “never gotten over the design ethos of the original Xbox.”
Sony’s gamble on including a Blu-ray drive in the console seems to have paid off.
David Reeves, president and CEO of Sony Europe, says that in addition to passing the 5 million unit mark in PS3 sales the company has also sold 12 million PSP’s and 48 million PS2’s in Europe.