According to figures from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 is ahead of the Playstation 3 by one million units in Europe and by 7 million in the US.
Microsoft is keen to point out that it's leading in the total lifetime spending figures for each console. A total of US$13.2 billion has been spent on the Xbox 360 since it was launched, compared to US$10.8 billion on the Wii and US$6.1 billion on the PS3.
"Our goal for 2008 was to reach new audiences by bringing ground-breaking games and entertainment to Xbox 360," said senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick.
"Looking forward, new waves of innovation will extend our position as the global leader in interactive entertainment".
This story, "Xbox 360 Outsells Playstation 3" was originally published by PC Advisor (UK).