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Slim model puts Sony in best position since PS3 launch

Let's get this off our chest right away – Sony's unveiling of the PlayStation 3 Slim, quite frankly, could not have come at a better time. As the company itself recently conceded, fiscal 2008 proved a decidedly stormy period for the platform holder, despite offering a substantial 2008 holiday line-up further solidified by big hitters including Killzone 2 earlier this year. Indeed, figures for North America in particular (see April, May, June & July NPD) have indicated that the electronics manufacturer has witnessed a considerable slump in its attempts to flog its latest home console as of late – a situation further exacerbated as a result of ploughing through turbulent market conditions brought on by the global economic downturn. And, while financial doom and gloom has resulted in sales lagging across the board for all three major companies, PS3 has ultimately had a tough time appealing to consumers in the face of its main rival, Xbox 360, which Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter recently attributed "due to a higher perceived value proposition."

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Nambassa2901d ago

I really couldn't be happier for Sony. They've had a tough time these past few years with the PlayStation brand but it really looks like PS3 is going to become the main gaming console again (just like PS2 was.) I'm not trying to be a fanboy, i'm just saying what i think is the truth.

Prototype2901d ago

Doom and gloom article #234958 comming in 5...4...3...

Seriously Sony knows what they are doing, and its starting to show

Silence2901d ago

PS 105 million

PS2 140 million

PS3 200 million

It can be done...

Rip-Ridah2901d ago (Edited 2901d ago )

I don't think that it will quite reach 200 million consoles sold. I believe that the PS3 will reach about 160-165 million units sold. I feel that it will catch up to its younger brother's pace in its ninth year on the market, and last 3-4 years longer than the PS2. These golden years will give the PS3 some extra oomph in the total sales over the PS2.