Not Sony’s entire PAL territories reside within Europe, however a vast majority of them do. It is these PAL territories that have managed to accumulate a spectacular 30 million sales for the Japanese gaming giants. Sony released a statement claiming that their most popular console reached this grand total just 4 days ago, on the 17th of December. The PlayStation is comfortably ahead on sales within its PAL territories, however in the USA; the Xbox 360 is king and therefore evens out the worldwide sales between the two consoles, with the PlayStation at a slight advantage for some time now.
However, SCEE CEO Jim Ryan believes that the consoles sales will increase over the Christmas period, with Nintendo’s console in transmission, he suggests that the PlayStation will be more appealing to the ‘casual’ gamer. Basically, Ryan believes that the Wii is on its way out with the introduction of the Wii U and that at first, many Wii U sales will only come from die hard fans, leaving many consumers with a choice to make between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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