Europe Xbox Beats PS3 by One Million?

Figures are confused at best

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Oh god! See the console sales explode in Europe!
Oh god! See the console sales explode in Europe!
Earlier this month SCEE president, David Reeves suggested that PlayStation 3 had a 300,000 unit lead over Xbox 360 in what he called Europe. We suggested that he might mean PAL territories.

His statement came following Microsoft announcing that it had "outsold PlayStation 3 across the entire region and in particular has seen significant gains in markets like France, Spain and Italy, where it has been outselling PlayStation 3 week after week."

The region in question was Europe - although we suggested it was probably Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA).

Today a new figure - a nice round one of one million - has been reported as the Xbox 360 lead over PlayStation 3 in Europe. This round figure apparently comes from Gfk Chart-Track statistics and refers to 'installed base totals' as well as 'like-for-like sales of console hardware across October and November' for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

It is also claimed that, despite the sales lead, PS3 is catching up.

SPOnG spoke with a Gfk Chart-Track spokesman this afternoon regarding the validity of the figures for those regions in the time period indicated and taking into consideration whether these were indicative of sell through or shipped out.

The response from the Gfk Chart-Track spokesman was, "I don't want a comment without knowing more about it."

We await more information on the ongoing PS3 vs Xbox 360 'War in Europe!' (or PAL territories or EMEA... but those don't sound quite so grand).
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Comments

Daz 16 Dec 2008 17:35
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besides fanpeople (political correctness) who really gives a s**t about who's out selling who
Tim Smith 16 Dec 2008 18:04
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Daz wrote:
besides fanpeople (political correctness) who really gives a s**t about who's out selling who


Apparently retailers, shareholders, and people looking to buy consoles who say to themselves, "Well, if this one's doing best, it's likely to last longest and will probably have more games for it."

Figures aren't aimed at fanboys (yup, boys - although I am a wet small-l liberal myself) because, basically, if you are one it simply doesn't matter if your console doesn't exist any more (yes, you Dreamcast fanboys).

Cheers

tim
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alexh2o 16 Dec 2008 23:58
3/8
aaa the dreamcast!! almost as good as the jaguar atari... those were the days!
mrAnthony 17 Dec 2008 11:34
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youuuuu take that back, you summamabitch.
Tim Smith 17 Dec 2008 11:39
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mrAnthony wrote:
youuuuu take that back, you summamabitch.


Atari Jaguar? Hahahahaha. That said, the Lynx was still better than the PSP and the DS. Jebus, how can I be this drunk at this time of the morning?!

cheers

Tim

Amiga are roolz the ST 4-eva! hic!
SuperSaiyan4 17 Dec 2008 12:02
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I think the Sega Mega Drive was the best console of its time as was the Dreamcast well thats my opinion anyways.

However I think the Xbox 360 has a bigger lead than 1million against the PS3 in Europe however the overall lead worldwide is what I am interested in which is obviously the Wii first then 360 second and well PS3 third.
Daz 17 Dec 2008 18:10
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of it's time? your losing it mate the Mega Drive still kicks arse
SuperSaiyan4 18 Dec 2008 09:00
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Daz wrote:
of it's time? your losing it mate the Mega Drive still kicks arse


You know what I agree lol now all I need is an AV cable lol.
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