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Sony, Nintendo Report Strong European Sales

At ECTS today, Sony revealed that its business in Europe is doing well, and said that its results may prove better than earlier anticipated.
Sony said it expects to ship another 5.8 million units of the PS2 during the second half of this year in the PAL-TV regions of Europe, Australia and the Middle-East, bringing its installed base in the region to 14 million units. So far Sony has sold 33 million units around the globe. At its own event in London, Nintendo also said that its console sales are surging. One million Gamecubes have been sold in Europe since the launch 11 weeks ago, and Nintendo believes it will ship three million units in Europe by the end of 2002. Projecting forward, the company said that by next March 2003 (the end of its fiscal year) it expects to have an installed base of 16 million GameCubes across the globe: seven million in the USA, five million in Japan and four million in Europe. Additionally, Nintendo updated sales numbers for the Game Boy Advance. Four million units have been sold in Europe since its debut in June 2001, and the company anticipates an installed base of six million in Europe by the end of the year.

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