Jim Ryan, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's CEO, shared the news, saying:
This is a major milestone for us and clearly shows just how popular the PlayStation brand and products are within Europe and the PAL territories. We are really pleased with the success of the PS3 system over the last six years, and are committed to continuing our support of the platform with high quality products and titles that are of the caliber that PlayStation fans have come to expect.
With total worldwide sales around 70 million, this means that nearly half of all the console's sales can be attributed to purchases in this region. So while Sony's situation in North America may not look all too promising, over in Europe it is quite a different story.