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Sony has announced that total PS3 console sales in PAL territories have passed the 30 million unit mark as of December 17th. The positive announcement comes as the company’s stock rating wasreduced to ‘junk’ status in Japan by credit rating agency Fitch, following poor financials in the region.

 

Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE. said in a statement, “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.

“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.”

Launched in the UK on 16th March 2007, PlayStation 3 got off to a relatively slow start in retail due to its high price-point, but the release of PS3 Slim and more recently the PS3 Super Slim have seen the console enjoy a boost in sales.

Just last month, total worldwide PS3 sales hit 70 million – no small number we’re sure you’ll agree.

 

     http://www.vg247.com/2012/12/19/ps3-hits-30-million-lifetime-sales-across-pal-regions/



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What on VGChartz constitutes as PAL? We show Europe at 27.55M and another 7M or so for "Others". Would these newly released numbers be the Europe ones?

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Interesting. Need to include Australia, New Zealand and some others including Middle East and Africa.

So vgc is Europe, plus a chunk of others.

 

Release area

The scope of the PAL region varies with systems and publishers. The following countries and areas are normally included in a PAL region release:

 

 

Along with other Middle EasternAfrican, and European countries.

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Euphoria14 said:
What on VGChartz constitutes as PAL? We show Europe at 27.55M and another 7M or so for "Others". Would these newly released numbers be the Europe ones?


What are the numbers for Australia? The 30 million milestone is sell through, sold to customers.




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Well deserved. These are sell through numbers aswell.

So we have 28m for Europe alone. Hmmm

Only 2m in all the other PAL territories? Seems low.







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Also, How do we know its sold through?



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