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PS3 Sells Out 100,000 Units At Jap Launch.

Electronics stores in Japan have sold out of PlayStation 3 consoles after thousands of gamers queued for hours in the cold to buy them.

Large queues meant some shoppers were turned away even before stores opened at 0700 local time (2100 GMT).

The console officially went on sale on 11 November but Sony only made 100,000 machines available on launch day.

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Antan3965d ago

WHOW!! WHAT A SUPRISE!!! I NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS THOUGHT THIS WAS POSSIBLE!!!!! AND IN JAPAN OF ALL PLACES!! Gee, Thanks Sony.

TheXgamerLive3965d ago

A country of almost 1 billion population and it sold out of it's 100,000 machines, lol, never would of guess, WOW! this is impressive, no wait, NOW THIS IS LIVING!!!

Thanks PS3fan, you alway's post the important and life altering articles. B/C this one was a total shot to the world.

Shadow3965d ago

Sony sold more PS3's in Japan in 1 day than MS sold 360's in Japan over 7 months.

PS3alltheway3964d ago

yah ur right a 1billion japnes ppl 100 000 360 sold out in 1 year? lololol

BIadestarX3965d ago

Well, isn't that the point of releasing a limited about of consoles? Not everyone buying a game console knows that only 100,000 were released, what they're going to think is that the product must be good, because it's hard to find. This is not the first time a company uses shortages to create hype. I just hope this does not last a long time.

TheXgamerLive3965d ago

This is ALL sony could build due to all the problems there having. Do you think if they had 2 million consoles built that they wouldn't have released more in the U.S. and Japan? And they would of sold them even in europe also instead of loosing so much more ground.

Think.

FordGTGuy3965d ago

...Don't make money by selling out and not meeting demand they make money by meeting the demand.

BIadestarX3964d ago

"Don't make money by selling out and not meeting demand they make money by meeting the demand" I agree... but, since Sony is not meeting demands in no where, why didn't they released the PS3 in a single region so they are more able to control demands and then move to another region instead of not meeting demands anywhere. They done that before. Most consoles were always released first in Japan for months! People wanting the PS3 would wait, don't they have to wait anyways? Most people would have to wait until next year to buy the PS3. Why not meet demand and Japan first and then do the same in US. Most companies do that.

MoKa3965d ago

The PS3 might sell out in North America too. I can't remember, but I believe when the PS2 was launching it was all over the news with live footage of people rushing in stores as they opened at midnight. The high price of the system could turn people off this generation though.

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