PS3 Slim Helps Push Console To New Fiscal Heights
When reading this, please remember that Sony's fiscal year does not coincide with the actual calendar year. It's easy to get confused.
Anyway, something big happened when Sony introduced the slimmer, more efficient, and above all else, cheaper, PlayStation 3 last fall. Sales quickly shot up and it certainly helped that one of the best games we've ever seen, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, released at about the same time. And of course, if you wanted to play it, you needed a PS3. As we compare year-over-year fiscal financial results, we find that the new $299 price tag - and the addition of unbelievable exclusives - has really scored. Check out the sales graph over at PlayStation University; it seems that worldwide sales of the system for 2009/2010 has already surpassed the total sales for the entire 2008/09 fiscal year. That means it only took six months to top the previous fiscal year's results, and we have yet to count the January 1 through June 30 period. This really shows just how popular the PS3 Slim has been in such a short span of time. Remember the big ol' 60GB fattie that cost $600...? Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it?
At this rate, it'll be interesting to see how much longer it'll be before the PS3 stands even with the Xbox 360. We've actually already asked that question and it seems our timing was just about right.
4/26/2010 8:59:26 PM John Shepard