Eurogamer reports that the latest numbers from GfK Chart-Track put Microsoft's Xbox 360 sales at about 1 million units ahead of Sony's Playstation 3 in the European territories of France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. The news comes hot on the heels of Sony claiming an overall lead "in PAL territories" of 300,000 units. Eurogamer points out, however, that PAL territories include countries outside of Europe, such as Australia. The Xbox 360 enjoyed a record month in November, which surely contributed to the current lead. Also, as Eurogamer points out, it's worth noting that the Xbox 360 launched a full year prior to the PS3, making the million unit lead seem less substantial.

Of course, given the recent Xbox 360 price cut in Europe and the fact that Sony has no plans to lower the price of the Playstation 3 anytime soon, Microsoft's lead may just continue to widen.

[Via openXbox360]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.