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New PS3 Sells Out on Amazon, But Doesn't Break Into The Top 10

With the new 'super-slim' PS3 out today in the US, no one was really sure how the market would react considering the console actually costs more than the regular slim, but adds in more value. Now it looks like the new product has sold out on Amazon... but that might just be because there wasn't enough stock. - PSLS

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Sev1401d ago

Wow, already? Maybe they didn't need that price drop yet.

wane1401d ago SpamShowReplies(1)
Abash1401d ago

Good job with sales but I hope Sony has plenty of shipments ready for the holidays

Army_of_Darkness1401d ago BadLanguageShow
DocEvil1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

@ army_of_darkness
I typed 'playtation 3' in the search box and it was the first hit.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref...

AzaziL1400d ago

Nice, Amazon dropped the price on the older consoles by 4 cents, almost saved me a nickel

sikbeta1400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

@Abash

This model was supposed to be revealed @ GamesCom, but there was to much remaining stock of current Slim V1, they know how many untis are in stores and don't need to worry about demand.

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miyamoto1400d ago

Bloggers can't leave Sony even for one minute , can they?

Why is Sony or PS3 or Vita bloggers favorite topic to bash and bark on?

Is it because they live off their careers out of the Sony fans?

Syntax-Error1400d ago

It's because they released a new item. Secondly, the system is not selling off the chain because its only $20 less than the other model. No savings whatsoever

wane1401d ago

I think the question is how many were in stock?

NastyLeftHook01401d ago

exactly, they must have not had ten tons or anything because they would be gone.

smashcrashbash1400d ago

How come no one is saying that about the Wii U? How come no one thinks that the retails are creating fake demand or asking how many were in stock when it sold out? Why is it the new PS3 selling out HAS to be fake but the Wii U selling out MUST be real?

josephayal1401d ago

Wow the wii u and ps3 sold out

kneon1401d ago

Maybe in the US, but I still get several emails a day from EBgames telling me to order my Wii U before it's too late. I just got another about an hour ago.

sikbeta1400d ago

Wii-U for sure, PS3s are everywhere and production is constant.

NastyLeftHook01401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

GOOD JOB SONY!

disagrees! ps3 sells out on amazon and i get disagrees.

Brosy1401d ago OffTopicShowReplies(3)
GribbleGrunger1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

Brosy is the perfect example of why Sony fans get sick and tired of 360 owners. They just can't stop themselves from coming in every article. They gloat in all the negative articles and stampede any positive news, and then when you point it out, they complain you are bringing it up! You've got to love N4G.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand: It 'would' appear that perhaps Sony have released what small stock they have in order to get some early sales. Clearly Amazon wasn't stocked with that many and some stores haven't got any in stock at all. It's also obvious that, despite those that attempt to pretend the new Slimmer PS3 is more expensive, people are actually seeing the value of the bundles and the new design.

You have to also understand that older stock needs to sell and so it could also be a strategic move to help retailers clear that out before fully stocking the newer build.

I expect a steady rise in average sales but not a HUGE spike as some may think. But in my opinion it's better to have a raised average than a big spike followed by a huge fall.

Ben_Grimm1401d ago

You of all people are NOT the one to talk given your history Gribble. You have to love N4G for the same people who complain about others but yet in turn do the same thing themselves.

Allsystemgamer1401d ago

Have you not seen a halo or gears article? Jut as many Sony fanboys so dont play the innocent card. Especially you.

BrutallyBlunt1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

GribbleGrunger writes:
"Brosy is the perfect example of why Sony fans get sick and tired of 360 owners."

Oh really?

http://n4g.com/news/1089162...

GribbleGrunger wrote:
"What else would 360 owners do if not write articles like this? Play Kinect Starwars?"

Want to tell me again how you're not biased? You know what people are really getting sick of? This idea that people need to either be a Sony fan or a XBOX fan. How about we be a fan of videogames, and stop this notion of calling others trolls while trolling at the same time?

As for the topic, unless Sony lowers the price of the PS3 overall i don't expect sales to waver either way. There will be a blip from those who have to have the newest design but sales will once again flatten out to where they were. The Wii, XBOX 360 and the PS3 are not on a steady rise, they are all on the decline from year over year.

@GribbleGrunger below

Tell me, why would i be upset? What logical reason could you possibly give? None. I am not some delusional fanboy who feels its his or her duty to make sure Sony (or any other company) is being fairly represented. Nor do i count all the negative topics during the past year to come to some sort of consensus. I have a life.

That article was from a site called PlanetPlaystation so i'm not sure beyond that how you came to the conclusion it was written by a XBOX360 owner. Even if that person does own a XBOX360 that doesn't mean anything because most sites (IGN, Gamespot ect.) have access to all the systems as well. So either you are going somewhere on your own or you really don't have a life in order to do a complete history recap of every author. Either way, what the topic has shown is that it is actually you who is upset and not me. Since you feel it's your duty to somehow balance things out when we all know in reality that is impossible coming from you.

GribbleGrunger1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

You rarely find me in 360 threads. However you are ALWAYS in Ps3 thread... which, of course, is why I point it out so often.

You see, you really need to understand context dear chap:

"What else would 360 owners do if not write articles like this? Play Kinect Starwars?"

I wrote that purposely because the person who posted yet another negative article was a 360 owner. Just a little dig to even the balance occasionally. Clearly I really upset you. I can't understand why to be honest. I seldom swear or call people names... I tend to get on with even minded, intelligent people. Perhaps it's my console of choice.

Oh, before I go:

'How about we be a fan of videogames, and stop this notion of calling others trolls while trolling at the same time?'

Points don't come that cheaply. Now could you kindly stop trolling me and find some other fascination. thanks :)

Ben_Grimm1401d ago

@Gribble
"You rarely find me in 360 threads. However you are ALWAYS in Ps3 thread... which, of course, is why I point it out so often."

Are we not Ps3 owners too?

"Just a little dig to even the balance occasionally."

Lol, no one is upset, I actually find it hilarious that you think you have to balance some cosmic scale or else the tide will turn and the 360 console will win the war. But we can sleep easy thanks to Gribble defending the frontline with an occasional troll comment.

"Points don't come that cheaply. Now could you kindly stop trolling me and find some other fascination. thanks :) "

No, that won't be the case. You see Gribble you and others seem to be under the delusion of that people are "following" you but when you damn near pop up in every single article and make insane or untrue statements then please don't get all riled up when you get called out.

GribbleGrunger1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

Well unless you pop up in Sony threads I doubt I'll be seeing you that often. I do find it odd though that someone who claims to love all consoles equally feels it necessary to confront someone who demands equality on N4G. With regularity this site is filled with Nintendo and Sony negativity and yet you see no problem? I wouldn't mind betting that even though you are console agnostic, you have a favourite... and I'm pretty sure I can guess which one it is.

Levelhead: You should never assume that all comments are aimed specifically at you. I tend to generalise to avoid being too personal. Although in this case I commented about Brosy... or are you Brosy with another account?

And why the frickin 'ell would I write in this stupid pompous style if I really wanted to 'sidetrack' attention from myself? LOLOL!!

BrutallyBlunt1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

I had to laugh about that comment too and me being in every PS3 article. I've only made 1400 comments in over 3 years and they are not just PS3 topics. In comparison GribbleGrunger has almost double and he's only been around less than a year so chances are he's in a few i have been in. I have commented in XBOX360 and Vita and Wii U topics as well. Also why wouldn't i post in PS3 topics since i own one and enjoy it? In fact i probably use it more than my XBOX360, PSP and Wii.

The guy makes no sense but i guess he needs to sidetrack the attention away from him somehow.

updated comment
"Levelhead: You should never assume that all comments are aimed specifically at you. I tend to generalise to avoid being too personal."

Ok, that makes more sense now. Thank-you.

kikizoo1401d ago

"There will be a blip from those who have to have the newest design but sales will once again flatten out to where they were. "

yeah sure, delusional boyz, but selling way better worldwide than competition, like each years...even vgchartz can't hide that now.

StreetsofRage1401d ago

Grunger still getting verbally pwned I see.

It's not N4G without a Grunger fail.

Hicken1400d ago

You two- LevelHead and Ben Grimm- spend more time attacking people for defending Sony than anything else(most particularly LevelHead). And don't let somebody note some sort of hypocrisy or bias. Hell, don't let anybody say ANYTHING positive about Sony around you two.

You both LOVE to call others out for being a fanboy, or otherwise being "too" into gaming. But you're both absolutely obsessed with "correcting" people whose views you don't agree with, whose passion you don't share.

You like to make note of other people's bubbles, or lack thereof, yet you both still sit at just three. If you were really so different from everybody else on the site, why don't you have more?

Why does this site that you and others call a "Sony haven" have so many Sony fans with so few bubbles? How does that make sense?

CalvinKlein1400d ago

OMG a 360 fanboy that is as crazy as you ps3 fanboys, you should get upset and cry about that I think. God forbid there is a fanboy like you but likes 360 instead of ps3.

insomnium21400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

LOL @ Ben grimm for "Lol, no one is upset". It seems you keep commenting on Gribbles comments no matter what he says. That tells me you are upset....or wait...wait.... are you being the father of gribble too...just watching and guiding your offspring...? Is that it this time too?

You should just call gribble an idiot and call it a day. You are a noob on this site and noone should care about noobs crying for "teh proof" and such about stuff that went on here. You are late for the party so sit down and shut up. Same with streetsofrage. He should grow up a little too before talking back to adults. Getting sick and tired of seeing these pro x360 stealth trollers around here.

Waiting on ben grimms smartass PM.....oh right I think I blocked you so you are going to have to hunt for me in other news....too bad....

Syntax-Error1400d ago

I love my PS3(360 owner as well), but they are not making strides on winning this thing. Releasing yet ANOTHER slimmer model is not the answer. If they released this model w/o all the fluff, they could at least make a cheaper unit($199). MS has done it well over 2 years and continues to make a profit from it. If Sony had a $200 sku I am sure more homes would have one. Selling it for $20 less than it's predecessor is stupid. Customers look at it and see $299 for a 250GB generation 2 and then see $269 for a generation 3 and wonder what's the difference. Then they see a $299 250GB 360 sitting next to a $199 360 and say "guess which one I'm buying for my 10 yr old

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DivineAssault 1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

The console isnt really a launch tho.. Its a redesign.. A damn nice one if u ask me.. I wouldnt mind getting one but it would be a waste cuz i already own a PS3.. If it ever takes a dump on me (like xbox) ill get this model for sure.. Lowest end tho so i can put the 500 gigger i have now in it..

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