Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has revealed that the PlayStation 3 console has so far shifted an impressive 800,000 consoles in Europe, dismissing claims that the widespread availability of units is a sign that the console is flagging post PAL region debut.
He explained that approximately 100 million GBP in revenue was generated by the PS3 in the first two days of sale, which Stringer described as probably the ‘largest consumer sale in history’. “Perhaps we lived up to the expectations in Europe in a way that perhaps we didn’t in Japan,” the CEO added, referring to the larger games line-up in PAL regions over US and Japanese launches.
Stringer also said that Sony’s financial position was improving after some bad results, but that the job wasn’t quite finished. That much, in Europe at least, was evident by the revelation of lay-offs across the continent this week.
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