Sony has sold 800,000 PS3s in Europe and the company’s CEO, Howard Stringer, called it the “largest consumer electronics sale in history.” How modest of Mr. Stringer. Sony says this success (800K sold is certainly nothing to sneer at, though Nintendo may yet have something to say about all of this) could be attributed to the fact that European gamers don’t have the same “perception” as Japanese gamers. Sounds to me like he’s hating on Japan some.
The launch saw $199 million change hands. Too bad the launch here in God’s country hasn’t gone so well.
Nearly 800k PS3 units sold in Europe, says Stringer [GamesIndustry.biz]