PS3 Sales Skyrocket: Up 300% In US, 1,000% In Europe
The PS3 Slim and corresponding $100 price drop was bound to generate a sales spike...and so it has.
According to Joystiq citing GamePlan Insights Survey Data, sales of PS3 hardware at top retailers in North America were up 300% in the first week of September (based on week-over-week sales). In Europe, sales jumped quite literally 1,000% and the system shot off the charts in Japan; leaping 7,350%. In other statistics, PS3 exclusives Gran Turismo 5 and God of War III rank very high on the consumers Top 10 most wanted list, while other titles on the list include Final Fantasy XIII, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Assassin's Creed II. Unfortunately, there just isn't enough buzz about the stellar Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, as that one sits way down in the 25th position. Yeah, that's way too low for what could very well be the best game of 2009. But anyway, those insane PS3 sales are the primary topic here, and Sony should be satisfied by this fast start. The new $299 price tag and redesigned PS3 Slim are really proving to be highly appealing to gamers everywhere.
Now, we just need to see if these good sales continue on through the holiday season. There's plenty of software to keep the momentum, so...
9/10/2009 9:31:40 PM Ben Dutka