PS3 sells 600,000 in Europe

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  1. McBradders

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=74689

    Supply > demand = most successful launch of a console ever.

    Predictions for this thread;

    1. "I wonder how the Wii/360/PS3(US) would have sold if they had that many at launch."

    They didn't, moot point that they were so eager to launch. Tough titties.

    2. "Now they have to keep it up, will they?"

    Probably not until WipEout or other similar "killer" app or a price drop.
     
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    As soon as there is a price drop in the UK, I know of plenty of people who would like to purchase one. 600, 000 at launch thats a great number well done Sony.
     
  3. Smasher

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    I'm glad Sony did well and Euro gamers got their PS3.

    This is kind of a contrast to the US where supply did not equal demand on the first shipment only, but thereafter, PS3s could easily be found on store shelves.

    They still can.

    Hardware sales in different regions always amaze me. One would think the appeal of a video game or video game system would be universal, but they rarely ever are.
     
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    I am happy for Sony after all the crap about the US/Japan launch. I think PS3 owners will be very happy once the system is established, developers start utilizing it's power and once Sony's great first party titles start becoming abundant. Have you seen the trailer for Lair? Looks pretty freakin' sweet to me. :D 

    Not to mention Home and the other improvements I am sure will be made to the network in the future.
     
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    I will buy one, but not just yet.

    A successful launch and it made me happy to see the scalpers on Tottenham Court Road being kicked in the balls as they can't sell their £700 PS3s due to Virgin having 'plenty' of stock.
     
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    It seems to be the most sucsessful console release in years.
    They might have taken flak for delaying the European launch, but in the end it seemed to work out pretty well.

    I will probably get one at some point.
    It'll look good next to the 360 :p 
     
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    Well that should get the PS3 over the 2 million mark.

    I've seen different stats on different websites, but that puts current totals at:

    XBox 360: 10-11 million
    Wii: 5.5-6.5 million
    PS3: 2-3 million
     
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    i wish i had a spare £500.
     
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    Lair did look sweet to me, but I didn't see anything that I would call "gameplay".
    Does anyone have a link to a trailer with gameplay in it?
    Are there any newer images than this?
     
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    I made a few threads and remarks stating that European market will help the PS3 quite a bit. Everyone said I was wrong.

    Does this put them on top? not yet, but at least we are comparing apples to apples as far as the sales figures go.

    Seems like the anti-Sony bandwagon is thinning a bit.
     
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    They've certainly been quiet around here of late.
     
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    I plan to get a PS3, but I've got too many out-goings at the moment. A price drop wouldn't hurt either :) 
     
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    anyone paste the article? websensed :( 
     
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    Good numbers.
     
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    How long must i wait !



    It's just being whittled down to the true believers.


    *Damn Motorstorm is fun*
     
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    Well I do know of a few people who were so fed up waiting for a Wii that they bought a PS3 instead as those are stacked up to the ceiling in most stores.

    I have yet to see a Wii up for grabs in a store over here
     
  17. flamepanther

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    I'm sure they will be. However, while Sony has had some great first-party titles, they have never once been what I would call "abundant".
    Game trailers with little to no gameplay footage often do ;) 
     
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    The reason I got PS3...hate XBOX to the core.
     
  19. McBradders

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    Well, that's as good a reason as any... I suppose.

    Games and features be damned.
     
  20. Fairy Princess

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    I'll get a PS3, when it's not over 500$ and it has a game I give a damn about (*COUGH* Kingdom hearts 3 or God of War 3 *Cough). But for now it's just a huge shiny box of nothing..... I actually have too many games to play on my Wii right now.... *this is ME not everyone and MOST of the games are VC games*
     

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