Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 continued to gain on Tues. following an announcement from Toshiba Corp. that it will leave the HD DVD business by Mar.
The 40GB PS3 SKU increased 75 percent in sales at Amazon.com on Tues. to rank as the No. 8 best-selling product in the Video Games division.
The product last week held a 60 percent sales gain on Sat. to rank at the No. 10 position.
Each PS3 sold includes a Blu-ray disc drive to play new high-definition format films.
Sony in Jan. said that 83 percent of PS3 owners watch Blu-ray disc format titles on their PS3, and that 84 percent intend to always purchase or rent Blu-ray movies.