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PS3 Slim sales from around the world

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The PS3 Slim has hit retail shelves around the world and from first appearances it looks like this is going to work out really well for Sony.

Let’s get the rubbish out of the way first, any stories trumpeting the 1000% increase in sales or any other such number are BS, the PS3 sales slumped after the Slim was announced for obvious reasons and new products sell more in the first while than they do on average. Therefore no % increase can be worked out yet. Deal with it.

Now for the good news, it appears that 500 000 of the new sleak PS3’s have been sold and this number is being backed up by oddball reports from all over the glorious Internet.

According to this report 37 000 of the units have been sold in France in the last week. 40 000 have been sold in the UK according to this report.

It also managed to break it’s own record by shifting 150 000 of the units in the land of the rising sun.

And last but not least preliminary reports are pointing to 125 000 units being picked up in America.

The last report states that 250 000 PS3 Slims have been shipped in the other territory (Europe, Oz, Asia and SA) so all in all it looks like that 500 000 figure is a minimum amount sold and Sony can be more than happy with the results from week 1 sales.

Now to see if it keeps it’s momentum going which I am personally expecting it to or if it will settle back down into last place now that the hardcore gamers have their consoles.

Last Updated: September 8, 2009


  1. WitWolfyZA

    September 8, 2009 at 10:53

    Sweet…. Now lets wait and see what MS next move is


  2. Mantis

    September 8, 2009 at 11:01

    IN YOUR FACES XBOTS BITCHES!!!!!! THE KING IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. SlippyMadFrog

    September 8, 2009 at 11:40

    I didn’t realize PS3 fanboys took 3rd place so hard. Hang in there, you will grow pubes sooner or later!


  4. eXpZA

    September 8, 2009 at 11:45

    Type properly, maybe then people will take you seriously. Online, at least. IRL I’m sure you have no hope.


  5. spl0it

    September 8, 2009 at 11:52

    Haha PS3 is going to kick Xbox ass,
    All you Xbots can go suck it.


  6. Ruslan

    September 8, 2009 at 12:33


    Too little too late perhaps? FFXIII, Uncharted 2, Demon Souls and White Knight might help US/EU figures but if Sony had done this earlier they wouldnt be in 3rd place.


  7. Abev

    September 8, 2009 at 12:34

    I dont get why you diss the percentage increase?


  8. LazySAGamer

    September 8, 2009 at 12:40

    it’s launch sales.. if you want a percentage increase comparison compare it to the original PS3 launch… sales are obviously higher at launch…

    Not to mention that sales dropped steeply with the recent PS3 Slim rumours.. the percentage point increase is just being pushed aruond for the benefit of PS3 fans


  9. easy

    September 8, 2009 at 12:56

    “the percentage point increase is just being pushed aruond for the benefit of PS3 fans”

    wow… well thought out theory there big guy.

    i could go on about fanboy this and fanboy that, but whats the point? you’ll just get upset, the xbox boys will back you up with amazing logic, the ps3 boys will just moan about the bias of this site and how the 360 sucks… and not one brain cell in sight!

    i’m so f**king bored of this antagonistic culture gamers seem to adore.
    think its about time to ignore comments on gaming sites, not worth the eye strain :sleeping:


  10. LazySAGamer

    September 8, 2009 at 13:10

    You did see that I posted all the real stats and said only good things about the PS3 AFTER saying that the % increase posts are rubbish?

    But yeah lets just ignore logic and go straight to selective quoting and accusations…

    I need a holiday…


  11. easy

    September 8, 2009 at 13:25

    sensitive chap aren’t you?

    i had a problem with a PART of you comment, not your article, hence i utilised the dirty trick of selective quotation. and please indicate the accusations i laid to you?

    but clearly my concern (more of an irritation) has gone unnoticed, but who cares! may the dogma carry on.

    enjoy your holiday


  12. LazySAGamer

    September 8, 2009 at 13:42

    the accusation would be the fact that my theory was flawed. Instead of showing how the theory was flawed you pulled the fanboy card and walked away.

    Generally (for the last 2 1/2 years) I have been happy to ignore it but I have had a crap day and this just ticked me off.

    So apologies, you are obviosuly free to have your own opinion on the posting. The percentage postings are still BS though


  13. ewie

    September 8, 2009 at 13:44

  14. easy

    September 8, 2009 at 13:58

    no worries… i think i’m having a bad day too.

    :heart: :biggrin:


  15. WitWolfyZA

    September 8, 2009 at 14:50

    I hate Mondays…. I mean Tuesdays…


  16. fallen_angel

    September 8, 2009 at 16:21

    Geez some people on this site are so sensitive. talk about bad day, my day was much more worse than anyone. Thats a fact.


  17. WaNeS

    September 9, 2009 at 10:07

    I am very interested to see what play station is going to do about xbox’s natalia project.


  18. M@GE

    September 10, 2009 at 00:28

    (sigh) another day of typical fanboying…. so……uhm…..typical……I have forced myself to just sit back, relax and enjoy this… entertainment called fanboying….. :sideways:

    PS: my personal opinion about fanboying: people who actually fanboy simply feel *insecure* about their actual product they thought was the better choice, thus trying to actually pretend that that actual product they feel so insecure about is actually better than another, therefore we can distinguish between who actualy wanted the *other* product (now how many times is the word actual in their?). So technincally speaking, PS fanboys actually like the Xbox more, and Xbox fanboys like the PS more. Strange isnt it? I mean, why else would someone fanboy? So…..sad really…….. :cwy:


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