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How many weeks does it take to sell a million PS3s in the UK? According to the latest industry figures, just 46 weeks.

UK market watcher Chart Track revealed that by selling 1m PS3s since the console went on sale across the UK, on 23 March 2007, Sony has surpassed its previous personal best: selling 1m PS2s in 50 weeks.

Chart Track said that the console has been outselling the Xbox 360 for the past four weeks. The Microsoft console took 60 weeks to sell 1m units in the UK. However, both consoles are believed to have been running neck and neck during the crucial Christmas weeks 49 to 52 of calendar 2007.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's President, David Reeves, will be pleased with Chart Track’s numbers, becuase he bravely said last month that the PS3 would overtake the Xbox 360's installed base across all PAL territories by late summer.

Still, Sony can't afford to get cocky: Nintendo sold 1m Wiis in the UK in just 38 weeks.

Chart Track’s UK consoles sales numbers correlate with Electronic Arts' recent prediction that, by the end of 2008, the PS3 will have outsold the Xbox 360 by several million units.

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