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PlayStation 3 big holiday seller

Unit sells 1.2 million in North America

Sony sold 1.2 million PlayStation 3 units in the North American market during the holiday period, the company announced on Monday.

Altogether Sony Computer Entertainment America moved 3.9 million units of PlayStation hardware in the November 23 to December 31, 2007 period, including PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2.

“The PlayStation brand ended the year in a very strong position and clearly indicates more positive momentum going into 2008,” commented SCEA prexy Jack Tretton.

“We are particularly pleased to have sold through 1.2 million units of PS3 during the holiday selling season.”

Meanwhile, in Sony’s home market, Japan, Nintendo’s rival Wii console outsold the PS3 three-to-one in 2007, or 3.63 million units to 1.21 million, according to figures released on Monday by game mag publisher Enterbrain. Wii also maintained its lead in the 2007 holiday period, selling 774,123 Wiis to 232,421 PS3s from November 25 to December 30.

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