Passing Xbox 360 is important because we’ve been mistreated, says SCEE president

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 09:38 GMT

Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that the company decided to make an announcement about passing Xbox 360 sales in Europe in the event’s press conference because of previous ill treatment, both from consumers and Microsoft.

“I think the fact that [Microsoft] launched 18 months before… It is significant for us because we get so many things thrown at us, because we were too expensive, we came too late, we didn’t launch early enough in Europe, and Xbox have been saying, ‘Well, we’re doing well and we’re the best the console,’ so we thought, for once we will say, actually, very quietly, ‘We’ve passed them,'” he said.

Reeves announced in the press conference that PS3 sales in Europe are now higher than Xbox 360’s will 5 million units sold.

Read our full coverage of the SCEE PlayStation Day, including all the announcements, media and impressions so far from around the web, here.

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