Sony has stated that the PlayStation 3 has now outsold the Xbox 360 in Europe.
Speaking at PlayStation Day 2008 down in London, David Reeves, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's president, said, "We have sold over 5m PS3s throughout Europe. We are particularly proud of this as it has been achieved in a SIMILAR time frame to PS2, which retailed if you remember at a significantly lower price.
"We have been consistently outselling our closest competitor since October 2007.
"Even with the latest (Xbox 360) price drop I am delighted to be able to announce today that we have sold more PS3s throughout Europe than Xbox 360 even though they launched 16 months before PS3."
That's not bad going, we're sure you will agree. Alas, hard figures were not provided, but outselling the Xbox 360 in half the time is no mean feat.
Reeves did not draw a comparison between the PS3 and Wii in Europe.
Reeves also hammered home the message that the PS3 is all about the games. "Kaz has clearly indicated that PS3 is first and foremost a games machine - and it is!" he exclaimed. You can catch a rundown of just what Kaz had to say here