February 1, 2007
220,000 PS3 Units For UK Launch
SCE UK’s managing director, Ray Maguire, revealed in an interview with SPOnG that there will be around 220,000 PlayStation 3 units available for the UK launch on March 23. His estimate is based on the one million units being ship to Europe, and having UK take 22% of that.
He was quoted saying that it will be the largest launch in games industry history “Probably over four times PlayStation One, and close to double the amount of PS2s. So, it’s going to be a logistical nightmare – that’s a lot of trucks to get around.”
Fans should also be happy in the UK to know, “Product is already on its way, on ships, at the moment, and there is more being generated every single day.”