Sony: PlayStation 3 Sells 30M Units in Europe and PAL

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 December 2012 / 9,247 Views

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold "30 million units across Europe and PAL Territories as of 17th December 2012." It has taken the PlayStation 3 five years and nine months to reach this milestone.

"This is a major milestone for us and clearly shows just how popular the PlayStation brand and products are within Europe and the PAL territories," said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE.

"We are really pleased with the success of the PS3 system over the last six years, and are committed to continuing our support of the platform with high quality products and titles that are of the caliber that PlayStation fans have come to expect."

The PlayStation 3 originally launched in March 2007 in Europe. It has since been redesigned which has helped boost sales of the console. Sony has also released the PlayStation Plus service, the PlayStation Move and the recently released Wonderbook.

Sony had originally announced that on November 4 the PlayStation 3 had shipped 70 million units worldwide.


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12 Comments

ganoncrotch (on 19 December 2012)

Very nice milestone just before the christmas sales are all clocked up, big gratz for Sony.


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ganoncrotch (on 21 December 2012)

ah yes of course since it's from Sonys mouth then it just means sold consoles to stores but at the same time that is money in Sony's pocket right now which is a good thing.


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Alby_da_Wolf (on 21 December 2012)

Kasz, Ethomaz in some thread posted the original PR with the link, differently from usual this time Sony released a sell-through estimate, not shippings. There was a note about it in the original PR that this article forgot to cite.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4972408


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Alby_da_Wolf (on 21 December 2012)

Kasz, Ethomaz in some thread posted the original PR with the link, differently from usual this time Sony released a sell-through estimate, not shippings. There was a note about it in the original PR that this article forgot to cite.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4972408


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Alby_da_Wolf (on 21 December 2012)

Kasz, Ethomaz in some thread posted the original PR with the link, differently from usual this time Sony released a sell-through estimate, not shippings. There was a note about it in the original PR that this article forgot to cite.

gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4972408


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ironmanDX (on 20 December 2012)

Congrats to Sony! Hopefully a sign that things are looking up!


MARCUSDJACKSON (on 19 December 2012)

congrats. PS3 is now set to win PAL regions


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A203D (on 20 December 2012)

Great job, looking forward to the PS4 after a great 5 years as a Playstation 3 consumer.


killer7 (on 20 December 2012)

Congrats Sony!


Godchild1020 (on 19 December 2012)

Congrats Sony and here is to the continuous sales of the PlayStation 3 and all Sony consoles.


Alby_da_Wolf (on 20 December 2012)

Note: unlike usually, this time Sony stated estimated sell-through, not shipped.


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Alby_da_Wolf (on 21 December 2012)

gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4972408


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KHlover (on 22 December 2012)

Congrats to Sony :D


DamnTastic (on 21 December 2012)

grats sony :) greetings from Europe^^


DamnTastic (on 21 December 2012)

grats sony :) greetings from Europe^^


CHRISGEO (on 21 December 2012)

even if its sell through or sell in,vg chartz has severely underestimated european sales of ps3...adjustments are needed ASAP and I need an official explanation about the under tracking


binary solo (on 21 December 2012)

I don't think so. PAL territories is more than just Europe. If anything PS3 is slightly overtracked in PAL territories. But if so then it means undertracked elsewhere, otherwise the numbers don't add up in terms of Sony's reported global shipments.


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thewastedyouth (on 20 December 2012)

ps3 haz no gaems


ironmanDX (on 20 December 2012)

Lol, there had to be one!!


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wyluzuj (on 20 December 2012)

Oh dear! Sarcasm is difficult to understand for some people :)


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