The Playstation 3 is definitely on the rise now, this week in Europe the PS3 was at the top of the charts in hardware sales (a rarity even with the new 40GB version) which is believed to be caused by the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. And who says exclusives don't shift consoles?

Total:

Console Weekly Total
PS3- 150,420 4,904,462
DS - 149,790 25,104,355
Wii- 115,417 7,470,693
360- 91,739 6,016,283
PSP- 54,105 11,489,978
PS2- 48,227 47,026,496

Total 609,698
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  • 0
    tidus04 Apr 9, 08
    This is a good sign to see that the Playstation 3 is currently on the rise in the Europe though it only just managed to beat the DS xD. I hope this continues as it would be good for all
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    X_MANBEARPIG_X Apr 9, 08
    *sigh*

    Why are people still buying PS2s?
    • 0
      Subzer0 Apr 9, 08
      Maybe because they can't afford to play next gen consoles?

      Besides, PS2 still has games coming out for it and they're pretty cheap compared to the next gen games. And imo, PS2 still has games that outclass both the 360 and the PS3 imho.
    • 1
      Sonic Flash Apr 9, 08
      I've never been able to figure that one out myself. What were they playing before PS2s? Were they still polishing off Super Mario 64 and decided to advance themselves to being only a decade behind the trend?

      I think there must be people that eat them...
      • 0
        Xenctuary Apr 9, 08
        Well, the PlayStation 2 is high in nutrients
    • 0
      Chris7689 Apr 9, 08
      its usually new gamers getting them cause since the release of new gen its really affordable to get now.cause not every gamer cares for the latest stuff like my older brother just wanted to play madden 08 so he got one a couple months ago lol.
    • 1
      VeGiTAX2 Apr 11, 08
      *sigh*

      Why doesn't the 40GB model they're pushing so hard include BC?

      Fact is, not everyone rushes to throw away a library of games they built up over the years just because something pretty and new comes out, further is that they generally want to continue being able to enjoy those games if they wish. On top of that it's absurdly cheap to own a PS2 and have it for portability. On top of even that, the original PS2's had their own share of problems and owners like myself are now stuck either constantly replacing fan fuses in their V5 or just finally getting a new slimline.

      So yeah, there's a lot of factors, you just have to you know... think.
      • 0
        Chris7689 Apr 14, 08
        its weird to think of video game units failing on people cause ive never had one not work. just good luck i guess though. my ps2 loves me ive had it 4ever not one problem.
  • 0
    Carlyon Apr 9, 08
    It's pretty funny that people are actually buying PS2's. But the sales of DS and Wii's look strong so this a very good sign for Nintendo I would say.
  • 1
    Final Blade Apr 9, 08
    Who cares? This article is bait for a flame war.
    • 1
      Sonic Flash Apr 9, 08
      A big misleading barrel of gasoline, tbqh. Potentially flamey in addition to giving the impression that they're talking about total sales until you actually click on it.
      • 0
        Final Blade Apr 9, 08
        I read the article im just stating that this artcle is a magnet for Flame Wars.
        • 1
          Moonrise Apr 9, 08
          It's just a weekly statistics report...I don't see why it's immediately assumed to be a flame war magnet. Granted, monthly reports are a bit more useful than weekly ones.
        • 0
          Final Blade Apr 9, 08
          The title more so than not Moonrise
        • 0
          Moonrise Apr 9, 08
          The title isn't a magnet either. It's just acknowledging that the DS and Wii have typically been selling so much.
        • -2
          Final Blade Apr 10, 08
          When fanboys come and say "haha PS3 is kicking their ass now".
          We will see if you say the same thing, that my friend is a flame war and when they proceed to say "PS3 is kicking ass on those shitty consoles" Than it becomes what i stated.
          But whatever think what you want.
        • 0
          Moonrise Apr 10, 08
          You're just being an idiot. If that's the case, then any mention of the systems in any fashion is a flame war magnet. GG, just get rid of videogame news altogether.
  • 1
    Donnelly Apr 9, 08
    !!!

    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT NEWS! EVERYONE GIVES A SHIT!
  • 0
    Blackfalcon Apr 9, 08
    Nice, everyone loves PS3. At least in Europe.
  • -1
    Akashi Apr 9, 08
    The PS3 deserves to be in the spotlight it is the best system and will always be in my eyes.
  • -3
    S v R 2010 Apr 9, 08
    quote
    Why are people still buying PS2s?
    QFT

    I saw a guy buying a PS1 the other day and he looked so excited.
    • 2
      Slumpy monkey Apr 9, 08
      Lol, Leave them alone. So what, They might want to get a ps1 or ps2, Its their choice. No need to make fun of them. If they get enjoyment out of it all the better for them.
    • 2
      Raziel_326 Apr 9, 08
      Um, maybe it's because they can't afford one of the new consoles? As what SM said, as long as they're having fun with it, then leave them them be.
  • 0
    Twisted Apr 9, 08
    Isn't it only weekly that it wins? They have all sold a lot.
  • 0
    King X2 Apr 9, 08
    I can't believe the PS2 is still up there. But then again, it has a built in DVD player, has great games, and costs like $150 over where I live.

    Congrats, PS3.
  • 0
    CRUNK JUICE Apr 10, 08
    How do you know he hasn't already got a PS3, 360 or Wii? Maybe he wants it just for the kicks, or maybe he has a massive collection of systems and his PS1 conked out so he wanted to buy another one. I mean i can get one for 15 quid, I think i might buy one just for the laugh and memories
  • 0
    RyB4Shields Apr 10, 08
    I can't believe people are buying PS2's still! I'm shocked to see that 360's aren't even in the top 3, but this list is good for Nintendo.
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    Envoy of Darkness Apr 10, 08
    Wow, but the DS is still running strong and yay for the PS2. But the 360 not in the top three
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    neto_360 Apr 11, 08
    That is good for the PSP. There are a lot of great games that have been released for it. The DS was not far behind. It is still hanging in there.
  • 0
    Aether Apr 12, 08
    I don't really like the PS3 to be honest, so I don't know why people would buy them. I haven't played on it much in consideration to the Wii.
  • 0
    FFXFREAK Apr 12, 08
    xD. Good for the PS3, finally moving up in sales beyond that of the Wii & DS . Good job Sony xD. And why are PS2's still selling so much T__T.

    ~FFXFREAK
    • 0
      Hell Fire Apr 14, 08
      Yeah I agree. Hopefully when I decide to get mine, it'll have sold heaps more and had a few price drops. And I think it's just Singstar and Guitar Hero that keeps the PS2 going
  • 0
    Sadistic Apr 14, 08
    I haven't bought mine yet. I'm still waiting for the price to go down a bit.

    I'm using a friends PS3 atm since he's on vacation.
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    lordtyger9 Apr 15, 08
    I still buy PS2 games as well and also I bought a new
    PS2, because there are no games for PS3 that I feel like
    I have to have as far as I know at this point.

    Maybe when Sims 3 comes out for the PS3 or Xbox 360 and if
    it takes advange of the hard drive and if it is not
    available for the PS2, then in that case I be motivated
    to buy a PS3 or Xbox 360.
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      Slumpy monkey Apr 15, 08
      Im, guessing you have'nt seen any next-gen games? Also what do you mean by taking advantage of the hardrive? PS3 sometimes makes you install games onto the hardrive just to play them

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