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PlayStation 3 leading the way in Europe

by William Schwartz on April 27, 2012

While Microsoft dominates the North American market with its Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 is quietly racking up the hardware lead in Europe, according to Nintendo. For 2012 and a majority of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation 3 has been consistently ahead of Nintendo’s Wii and the Microsoft’s Xbox 360, this coming from internal figures released by Nintendo in an investor briefing following the release of Nintendo’s abysmal fiscal year.

The sales data also indicates that the PlayStation 3 is still growing in Europe. Year over Year, the console is actually selling better in 2012 than it did in 2011. A good sign for Sony indeed. Not so good for its competitors, that are seeing flat growth in the region, and in Nintendo’s case, negative year over year sales with the Wii.

These promising console sales figures for Sony were comprised of independent data, compiled by Nintendo.

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  • Bozmanbeyond

    So the first good news for FONY and A113n isn’t here anymore to gloat about it. SAD :-(

  • Bigjershby

    this is what sony wanted i seen a interview in 2007 with sonys big wiggs on xplay they was asking and somewhat bashing sony for the ps3 being so expensive and the guy at sony said in 5-6 years the ps3 will just be hitting it prime……in 2008 b4 i got a xbox i was pissed i didnt have a xbox GTA 4 and the new FF games was going to xbox and it was cheaper to buy a xbox in 2012 them big wiggs r looking smart

  • platinumwarrior121

    Sony knew what was coming after a rough start,they never panicked now they just hitting there stride…do you see all the new exclusives coming out for sony? Lol its promised in 2014 ps4 is announced and released

    • Bigjershby

       yea thats y i played my ps1 more then my n64 cuz the ps1 sucked u could look at that eye and it would crack and the storage space and overall looks or the games was poop but alot of people forget some of todays muiltplat games was ps1 exclusives and it had a ton of them and new ips all the time same as today when this gens over ps3 will outnumber xbox and wii in core exclusives 4/1 and its sad cuz it wont change the best selling game ever for xbox isnt halo 3 r gears of war its KENICT adventures and for the wii its wii sports both r not for people like us and since they both sell like they do guess what? more kiddy games woot!!!…bash sony all u want but they r the only real gaming hardware company that looks out for us core gamers u see where all tv/music apps on the 360 has extra advertizement? pay to play pay for the app and still get screwed  and then when u look to games to play to get the taste out of ur mouth from this robbery that xbox calls xbox live all u have is kinect games!!!!!! ITS BS and fanboys defend this!!! OMG

      sorry for the rant at the end lol

      • Wh1pL4shL1ve

        Idiot. Kinect Adventures was the best selling because its bundled with EVERY kinect device. Just like Sports Champions in PS Move. 

        The difference is that Kinect succeeded and Move didnt. 

        Watch your mouth boy or next time you wont get hammered so much. 

        • Bigjershby

           im a 185 pound man =) plz dont insult me for no reason its not my fault i state FACTS

          and its not my fault xbox only makes kinect games FACT

          u cant “hammer” me when im not wrong…….FACT lol

          • Wh1pL4shL1ve

            “and its not my fault xbox only makes kinect games FACT”

            How is that a fact when they made other exclusives other than kinect’s. Plus its not the actual machine that makes games but the gaming studios. 

            Fact? More like a joke to me sir.

  • manuel de la llata

    Personally, I enjoy seeing Sony succeed. I love their products and I feel their quality is great. I have a Bravia from them that I dropped on the floor and the only thing that broke was the silver logo on the bottom front.

    The thing I don’t understand is why would it be more successful in Europe than in the U.S.? I think that might require some looking into. Let you know what I find out.

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