Friday, May 09, 2008

Console Post of the Week (Unusual Friday Update)

Microsoft (Aaron Greenberg, specifically) has responded to Sony's claim of leading in Europe (thanks Kotaku):
Today Xbox 360 has a 5-million-unit console sales lead on a global basis based on most recently public reported data from both companies. This includes more than double the installed base in the US according to actual NPD sell-through and over a 1-million-unit lead across Europe also based on reported sell-through from Chart Track and GfK.

He's correct about the U.S. numbers, and it's actually closer to 2.5 (9,898,000 to 4,053,000).

Europe? Who knows? Reeves made two original claims:
--"we have sold more PlayStation 3s throughout Europe than Xbox 360"
--Sony has been outselling the 360 in Europe since October of last year, and is still outselling them after the 360 price cut.

If Sony basically pulled this out of their ass by talking about "sold to retailers" (meaningless) as opposed to "sold to customers" (meaningful) then they're still partying like it's 2007, aren't they?

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