PlayStation 3 sales top 30 million in Europe
posted on 12.19.12 at 10:49 AM EST by (@salromano)
Sony announces latest milestone since March 2007 launch.

PlayStation 3 sales have reached 30 million units across Europe and the PAL territories as of December 17, Sony has announced.

“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”, said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “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.”

PlayStation 3 launched in Europe in March 2007. The latest PlayStation 3 redesign, the ‘PS3 Super Slim’, was launched in October this year.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    PS3 dominating Europe like a boss.

  • Locksus

    Nice. Congrats, Sony.

  • FaithlessMr

    Well deserved, it is a great system. The Playstation brand has always packed a punch in Europe, pretty much ever since the first Playstation was released.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Congrats Sony!

  • LordKaiser

    “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.”

    Exept RPGs because you hate them cuz they don’t sell in Europe. Gotta love how you dropped support for a online RPG in less then a year. WKC2 forums completely unmoderated and abbandoned with people being harrased and cheaters illegally selling their modded files in a room that they blatantly call “I’m selling a mod file” So that’s their support? And Sony of America not picking up this game and letting a almost shady publisher take the game. Gotta love their support !

    • kiri25

      Kaiser let it go. Also you should know Sony provided quite abit of support for wkc2 in Europe going so far as to release the psp ver. Of wkc and even releasing a wkc themed pshome space with rewards.

      Sadly two things to my understanding prevented the avatars quest, one european sales were actually lower than us, and the fact that two different publishers released a game sharing the same servers meant that both publishers had to release the dlc. Seeing as d3 gave up support that killed any chance for eu getting the dlc.

      Also when it comes right down to it you can’t blame sony of America for not publishing wkc2 if they saw no profit in it and my guess is the sells of wkc1 did not do as well as they expected so they let it go.

      Anyway it sucks but it’s time to stop complaining about wkc2 in every Sony related thread and just be thankful we got wkc2 into the 1st place. Also it’s funny that you say Sony hates rpg’s when Sony has more rpg’s on it console than any other and 2013 is set to be another great yr

      • LordKaiser

        How many of those RPGs where published by Sony? only WKC1and 2 on PS3. WKC2 sales where decent in America and even today they still receive money from the store dlc. It seems that the only titles they publish that they supported are Naugthy Dog etc. I heard that some Europeans had problem finding the game too.

        Anyway I’m just reacting to Jim Ryan statement that it’s not cømpletely true.

        BTW even if they won’t bring anything else, they should have the decency of moderating the in-game message board that 3 months ago it had a sexual predator hitting on minors. I think the server are located on Europe no?

        On a side note about the PS3 itself this is my 2nd one. The 1rst console desigh was a failure and it overheats till it gives YLOD and part of the problem it’s their lead free solder balls that are not durable. I wish Sony cønsider their thermal design in the future.

        • kiri25

          Not true Sony is also the developer of Demon’s Souls by far one of the greatest rpg’s this gen. So considering the console devs have delivered 3 rpg’s in its 7yr life span now, i think its pretty good seeing as how an rpg giant like atlus has yet to develop one rpg for this gen.

          Also I’d rather a few great RPGs release than a ton of quick cash RPGs that square Enix keeps putting out. So seeing as I have over 5000 hrs in wkc and plat both wkc and demons souls I’m pretty happy with the rpg’s Sony has released.

          As for the design of ps3 idk my 60gb lasted 6yrs so I think it was pretty well designed machine unlike the 360.

  • KurisuMakise

    Congrats, SCEE has done well and pushed a lot of the initiatives to some good levels. Very proud of them, almost wish I was in Europe, almost ;D

  • PrinceHeir

    great!