PS3 Slim Sells One Million

PS3 Slim Sells One Million

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It looks like the redesigned PS3 - and its lower price point - has been a hit with consumers, as Sony announced that the company had sold one million PS3 Slim units in just three weeks.

Not much to say here: Sony's internal estimates say that there are one million more PS3s in living rooms than there were when the PS3 Slim launched on September 1st. That's some very good news for the beleaguered electronics giant, further indicating that the Slim may have been exactly what Sony needed to get back in the game. This news isn't exactly unexpected, however, seeing as how we had already seen sharp increases in hardware sales for the PS3 (corresponding drops aside).

This of course begs the question: Is this the appeal of the Slim, or the appeal of the $299 price tag? While it's hard to imagine that a smaller, more efficient console isn't a draw, I think most people would agree that it's the price cut that has spurred Sony's sales and left Microsoft feeling more than a little uncomfortable.

Yesterday, SCEA boss Jack Tretton warned that while increased PS3 sales meant that Sony was back on track to meet their targets of 12 million PS3s sold in 2009, it also meant that there might be console shortages this holiday season. Then again, this is the same Jack Tretton who - once upon a time - said that he would pay $1200 for every PS3 found on store shelves, and we know how that went.

(Via Edge)

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I think this is a reflection more of the lower price. My buddy has a PS3, and we mainly use it to watch movies. Sure we play some games on it now-and-then, but the 360 he has just offers a better, and wider, v=selection of games.

I'd love to get a High Def T.V. and a blu-ray player so I can watch some movies(Iron Man, for example, looks fantastic on 72 inches of 1080p goodness), but the PS3 is supposed to be a gaming system first.

*long whistle* Wow...

Edit: By the way, whats the picture supposed to show?

Is kratos the ps3 slim that just made the market it's bitch, or...?

I'd say its more to do with the price drop,the slimmer model just looks fancy,to be honest I don't think its that big of a deal,most of my friends who own xbox360's say they prefer it because its cheaper that's all,they don't seem to think the xbox has anything appealing enough to stick with it

iamq:
*long whistle* Wow...

Edit: By the way, whats the picture supposed to show?

Is kratos the ps3 slim that just made the market it's bitch, or...?

Yes.

CantFaketheFunk:

This of course begs the question: Is this the appeal of the Slim, or the appeal of the $299 price tag?

I believe it's a combination of things really.
1) The lower price tag.
2) The fact that it's a second-edition Sony product, and everyone knows by now to never buy first-edition Sony products but wait till the second edition (although the PS3 fat did admirably well regarding hardware issues compared to Sony's past).
3) Bigger hard drive.
4) Many good exclusives are on the way.
5) More people are upgrading to HDTV's. I know that sounds weird, but I have 3 friends who own a 360 and are gaming on old TV's without caring, but they refused to buy a PS3 before upgrading their TV first, I suppose they feel that they'd be missing out on a lot more on the PS3 without the proper TV.

I guess the combination of the above made people who were on the verge of getting a PS3 to consider that the time is right to get one.

Thanks for putting FUD all over my news, Funk.

congrats to Sony

They should release the PS3 Even Slimmer next month.

I'd say that i'm glad Sony are getting their act together. Now all they need to do is put Spyro The Dragon on the store and i'll be happy.

harhol:
They should release the PS3 Even Slimmer next month.

They should slap some sixaxis artificial jiggly breasts on top of the consoles lid...

I guarantee you it would sell well...even after Sarah Palin signs it...

randomrob:
I'd say that i'm glad Sony are getting their act together. Now all they need to do is put Spyro The Dragon on the store and i'll be happy.

Spyro is in the claws of Activision now...

That's pretty damn good, considering how long it's been out. I have to be honest, this will probably be on my christmas list. Finally, Little big planet, we will be together!

That din´t take to long now did it?.

1 mill in 3 weeks, congrats to sony I think, think it might be more the price drop than the size, after all size doesnt matter.....right..........

Good for Sony. I myself don't really care. I don't have anything against the Slim, but I prefer the original PS3. It's more attractive with it's cool metalic surface.

harhol:
They should release the PS3 Even Slimmer next month.

Agreed. They should keep slimming until it's the size of a Ps2. That'll sell millions more.

well after the initial jump in Japan they've stayed about 50k units sold for the PS3 for the past couple weeks now

 

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