PS3 sells one million in Europe (and other PAL territories) and is selling faster than the PS1 and PS2!

Sony PS3 at Amazon UKSony’s PlayStation 3 launched in the PAL territories of Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 23rd March, 2007. Since then the PS3 has sold over one million units in under ten weeks.

David Reeves, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) president and CEO, today confirmed that “Early last week we went through [a sell-through of] the one million mark on PS3. And we did that in nine and a half weeks.” He continues with a comparison and said “That was faster than both PS2 and PSOne. And I think that the analysts out there will also realize that it’s faster than our brothers and sisters in the competitive world.” I doubt this considering the Wii sold 800,000 units in 3 weeks in Europe in 2006, this despite big shortages.

Some other PAL territory numbers he gave out were:
* 2 million first-party games were sold to stores;
* 600,000 units of Resistance: Fall of Man were sold;
* 500,000 units of Motorstorm were sold;
* 460,000 gamers have so far registered online to the PlayStation Network. So 40,000 more people can still register and claim their free Blu-Ray movie Casino Royale.

Mr. Reeves is also quoted by Mcvuk as admitting that there’s been a lull in releases since launch, but said that Sony’s “big bangs will be arriving around September and October [2007]; Phil Harrison [SCEE’s Vice President] will be announcing these at a later date, but they will probably be in the arena of social gaming as well as more traditional games.”