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It's a great start but expect a massive falloff next week and after.. I can't see it overtaking Wii this year (after that who knows at the moment)...



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It's a good start for the playstation 3 in europe



I really wanna know what the Wii would've sold if they had the stock available to meet demand at launch day in the UK. The PS3 had a successful launch, but it's not by any means phenominal. UK is Sonyland, so it was to be expected. This could die off soon.



Quartz said: Now we'll just have to wait and see if Sony's long term plans pay off...
Yes. The first week is only a very basic sign. Even the first month will not bew very clear. Thew tendency will be much more important. The PS-3 was a bit hyped on the one hand by Sony Fans, on the other hand by BluRay fans. And now the PS-3 is available. While some people were quite satisfied with the PS-3 some of the hardcore fans were not so overwhelmed. In fact: some of them decided to send their PS-3 back and simply wait. We will simply have to wait if it can contain stable sales or if, after the hype is gone, it lays in the stores.One thing is sure, at least some shops expected a much stronger demand.



From Chart Track: Sony’s PS3 becomes the fastest selling home console in the UK, selling an estimated 165,000 units in its first two days of release, bettered only by its older handheld sibling the PSP which sold around 185,000. PS3 is the most expensive console to be released in the UK, launching at £424.99 with 22 games from 7 different publishers while PSP had 24 games available from 11 different publishers when it was released in September 2005. PS3 launch software registered almost 3 times more units than PS2, but with a similar software to hardware attachment rate of 1.65 compared to PS2’s 1.67.



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NFreak said: I really wanna know what the Wii would've sold if they had the stock available to meet demand at launch day in the UK. The PS3 had a successful launch, but it's not by any means phenominal. UK is Sonyland, so it was to be expected. This could die off soon.
I don't think the Wii has been reliant upon the hardcore gamer type to drive sales. These casual users would never buy into the launch hysteria. These users will typically only purchase after playing with their friends. The Wii can penetrate into a largely untapped demographic instead of fighting over the same user base.



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Great launch, but sales will slow down fast. Until big named games and price cut comes I don't see the system trully taking off anywhere, though over the long haul I think it can win the European market.



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Good numbers ,I think that after those we could aproximate to 110K in both Germany and France ,and some 85K in Spain and Italy .That alone would make more than 555K consoles sold .Thats the core of the european market ,but there are many other countries .I think the 520K number is way too low .And lets not forget the sales in Australia ,UAE....the preorders for New Zealand (5 times the number of the Wii ,no strange as New Zealand is maybe the only place where the PSP is outselling the DS ) . If the sales slow down enought to threaten the console viability Sony will drop the price .The Playstation are always very expensive when they launch ,but Sony knows how to sell and the pace to cut the price and when ,and thats important . One comment ,I have already my PS3 and I have tried to play 5 games I had bought on second hand of the PS2 .Shadow of the Colossus ,God of War ,Devil May Cry ,Final Fantasy X and Buzz .All play flawlessly ,even FFX wich is marked at the official page as with only 1 Star in retrocompatibility play effortlessly and I seriously cant see any problem with it .....maybe a object sometimes that has some imperceptible clipping but otherwise its perfect .Good job Sony .