DS, Wii lead European console install base numbers

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 31 March 2011 14:46 GMT

IDG data released by GameStop has confirmed that DS and Wii are the two most popular pieces of hardware found in European homes.

The data, which ends at December 2010, sees DS with an install base of 46 million units over PSP’s 14.8 million, and Wii on 24.9 million units.

On the HD console front, PlayStation 3 has a 1 million-strong lead over Xbox 360, with PS3’s 14.7 million units ahead of 360’s 13.7 million.

The console market in Europe itself is at a combined 153 million units, with 114 million units being current-gen hardware.

Thanks, MCV.

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