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Benelux clocks in about 44,000 PS3 preorders

What do the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg all have in common? Just like Voltron, they can combine into a super-geographical entity known only as Benelux. Benelux doesn't have a nemesis yet, but it does its part to keep intergalactic warfare to a minimum. We've been contacted, but Benelux continues to smash the crap out of the alien threat. Oh, whoops. No offense, Beneluxians.

Sony announced they would have around 50,000 PS3 units available upon launch for the aforementioned territory and you know what? 44,000 have been pre-ordered. Probably more than that now. That's a very hefty portion of the allocated units, so if you live in the area, act fast and get your order in -- who knows what'll happen in the next week.

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1. Can't wait for the Voltron live action movie!!

Posted at 2:00PM on Mar 19th 2007 by Matt B

2. I for one know the Benelux is a Playstation/Sony area. Where they conquer, and there rest is simply lagging behind. So I'm not surprised at all.
I know because I live in Belgium also. And everyone I know owns a PS2 and I always have a hard time defending my good ol' Cube (and even Xbox folks have a hard time). And now with my Wii it's no different..
I think this will always be Sony area, forever and ever.

But I don't mind, being the underdog simply rules ^^;

Posted at 5:11PM on Mar 19th 2007 by Frexy Q.

3. @ Frexy Q, you would think so, but people doubted the impending downfall of Nintendo from dominance, even as it was happening

Japan used to be Nintendo's domain, SEGA ruled North America

changes can certainly happen, its just that Sony seems to be the only company that has games to cater specifically to the European palate, its a market that isn't dominated by well-known stereotypes, and Sony seems to be the only one with the vision to establish Euro-trendy games. For now at least

And benelux's deadly enemy is so clearly Denmark, i don't know how you can't see it :P

Posted at 5:18PM on Mar 19th 2007 by Mr Khan

4. if they run out, send em our (usa) stock... seems we have too many penny pinchers and xbox/nintendo fanboys in these parts! I, however, welcome our Benelux boys (and gals) to the fold!

Posted at 7:49PM on Mar 19th 2007 by Otsego_Undead

5. I, for one, welcome our Beneluxian overlords.

Posted at 8:25PM on Mar 19th 2007 by Roofus

6. I'm from belgium and I haven't preordered one yet, but I will buy one, as soon as possible (after the launch) so in fact 44.001 PS3's r sold in the Benelux!

Posted at 12:22PM on Mar 20th 2007 by Martin

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