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http://www.mcvuk.com/news/26261/Record-breaking-165000-PS3s-sold-at-UK-launch Record-breaking 165,000 PS3s sold at UK launch 18:45, Mar 26th 2007 by Neil Long New format becomes fastest-selling home console ever over its debut weekend. The figure is three quarters of the total 220,000 UK launch stock for day one, and makes PS3 second only to PSP in the overall launch weekend sales stakes. The Sony handheld shifted 185,000 during its opening weekend back in September 2005. PS3’s record-breaking debut for a home console comfortably beats the previous top seller Nintendo Wii, which sold 105,000 after its frantic launch weekend in December last year. Fellow format rival Xbox 360 racked up an estimated 70,000 at launch in December 2005. The figure also means that Sony has not sold all of its opening weekend stock, something the platform holder claims is part of its overall strategy at retail. - Read this Friday's MCV for a full, authoritative analysis of the PS3 launch



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Yeah, it's too bad we couldn't have had a plentiful supply of both consoles to compare launches, it would've made for an interesting discussion methinks. We'll have to see how the PS3 does after launch though.



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Solid. It looks like 500k in Europe is pretty accurate estimate. This is just beginning. It means nothing if PS3 will not keep this positive pace. I have my fingers crossed.



That's finally some good news for Sony. However, it's still no indicator about how well the PS3 will sell in europe in the future. Like in japan and america sales could quickly drop to a mediocre number. The people who buy consoles at launch do it mostly because of brandname and games they expect to be released in the future. Congrats to Sony for some solid launch numbers. Let's wait a month or two to make some predictions for the rest of the year and the future of the PS3.



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wtf I thought that the ps3 launch was awful in UK?



 
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Our 520k for "others" is about bang on it seems. France and Germany numbers are larger that people are probably expecting as well...



kber81 said: Solid. It looks like 500k in Europe is pretty accurate estimate. This is just beginning. It means nothing if PS3 will not keep this positive pace. I have my fingers crossed.
I honestly think that 500k is a little bit low (estimation, I don't doubt that they could have hit 600k). But of course that depends of how well it sells in Germany and France. Sweden seems to have sold around 10k at least and we are only 9 million people here.



 

 

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That´s pretty good for Sony! But some sources say france and germany got 150k consoles each and in both countries at least 50k should still be sitting on shelves. SO 500k seems pretty reasonable to me. But really good for Sony they could keep their good image in UK at least. Maybe PS3 will be more sucesfull in europe than in the US who knows... only time can tell.



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kber81 said: Solid. It looks like 500k in Europe is pretty accurate estimate. This is just beginning. It means nothing if PS3 will not keep this positive pace. I have my fingers crossed.
Actually shouldn't the front page numbers be lowered? 20,000 sold in Australia (google it, I read the news report this morning) But where did the other 335,000 console sell? So far peeps on the forum have been saying that France and Germany sales flopped.. Sales are probably closer to 350k - 400k



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