Sales for Sony Corp.'s new 80GB Playstation 3 model increased 5,685 percent on Thurs. morning as Amazon.com began pre-sales for the product.
The new 80GB model will include a copy of the online racing title MotorStorm and retail for $599.99.
"The latest Playstation has sold 4.3 million units in the U.S. to date." I have never seen a number that high.
Why not buy the 20GB and put a larger drive in it yourself? Whats the largest drive that could be replaced in the PS3?
How to Swap Out and Upgrade a PS3 Hard Drive
Can you actually have sales increases on a product that have not been released. Or are they saying that Pre-Orders have increased by that number. I'm confused!
And if the pre-orders have increased, then if there were preorders for 1,000 units then now there are pre-orders for 56,850. Wow, over what period of time would this cover?
I don't know, sounds like someone is being careless with numbers. Also what's wrong with the jump button.
Does that just mean that 5,685 people have preordered it?
I was gonna say... ;)
hmm, I was thinking the same thing. Except it would something like 56.85 people, since 100% = 1. Besides, if they just started pre-orders, that means, they had 0 preorders before. You can't have a percentage increase on 0, it would still be 0. Oh, well. Guess I am overthinking the math. But it is good to see that it is popular. Although, they should have bought the 60gb for 500, a copy of Motorstorm for 60, and put in a 250 gb hard drive for another 150.
Jump are morons, its worldwide sales, and it went from like 5624 to 178.
thats its postion now
and by the way deep put the story about xbox30 hddvd player rising over 1000% and he's a "sonyfanboy" or whatever people call us. You need to get over it and stop reporting these type of stories...
Deep is a Sony fanboy?
somehow I don' think he will like that. lol
sorry buddy :)
And yea I think that 4+ million is worldwide.
i would have flagged the HD-DvD one if i saw it, I hate ALL the Amazon news posts, they just start flamewars, and don't protray the sales of the system at all.
that because that's what people call people like me and him. by the way i finally got to play with him in rfom and he's actually not that bad..he needs some practice on ranked games though.
Sticky, that has to be a typo -either 4.3 m worldwide or 2.3 mill US (and that is probably inflated)
btw: whats up with the title? why not just say amazon takes pre-sales for the 80GB?
...but that can't be right. I mean 4.3 mil sounds like more of a worldwide sales number rather than just the U.S.
On ebgames website the 80gig says it will ship out in 24hours, I dont know why amazon has theres being shipped for the 12th, someone has something wrong, i dont know.
Its worldwide sales according to ps3valut;
"Worldwide sales of the PlayStation 3 stand at approximately 4.48 million (prior to Q1 2007 Sony only quoted units shipped not sold). 3.57 million came in the final half of the previous year.
If Sony can meet its forecast then as of March 31, 2008, worldwide PlayStation 3 sales will have reached approximately 14.5 million units.
At the end of Q1, worldwide sales of the PlayStation 3 stand at approximately 4.48 million (prior to Q1 2007 Sony only quoted units shipped not sold). 3.57 million came in the final half of the previous year, with a disappointing 0.71 million recorded in the first quarter 2007. Despite the console’s poor sales in Q1, Sony has announced that it expects to sell a further 10.29 million units in the following three quarters, ending March 2008"
Good luck Sony....your gonna need it.
5,685% is like 7 consoles extra on amazon and why did they bother with 80 gig, they should have just made it 120 gig to compete better with the 360 elite
That's NOT a rise in sales.
It's a rise in sales ranking!
At the very least, get the titles accurate.
"The Movers & Shakers index identifies, by category, the biggest gainers in sales rank at Amazon.com in the past 24 hours. For example, suppose a music item has a sales rank of 10 today, but was ranked as low as 30 yesterday. Its Movers & Shakers increase would be 200 percent."
Sony really has a lot of momentum heading into the holiday when we'll see UT3, HAze, Uncharted, Socom, Warhawk, Lair, Heavenly Sword and much more exclusively on PS3. It's going to be interesting to see the NPD numbers for July, and more importantly August, because that'll be the 360's price drop.
Great, but it's much lower now.
to buy me.
Hopefully it will continue.
I'm really scared that the 360 will stomp me after it's price drop
Don't be scared little one - i will buy you!
@PS3rd place - How is it that you only joined N4G 20 mins ago and are already trolling in every comment you make?
better when after a full year delay they pull ahead of the 360 this generation!
This got approved...
you really are lame. you created an account pretending to be an object?!
nice, you must have a really fun life
Bubbles for you.
lol thanks man, the guys a weirdo.
bubbles right back at ya :D
gaffyh we miss you on the forums come home
I love this site cause we get a lot of the breaking "quality" news.
But damn there is a ton of "fanboy" crap submitted. I dont care if its Amazon PS3 sales, Ebay 360 sales or Amazon + Ebay Wii sales...these "daily" looks at where my favorite console ranks today is tired and old.
I appreciate seeing the NPD numbers...but I dont need an F'in daily update of Amazon or Ebay... which quite frankly are only part of the picture anyway. It could be up on Amazon but down in ebay...these daily microscopic looks into sales are just lame.
Get over it already...your penis is not going to get bigger if your console of choice has higher sales!
Wait....does someone actually think their penis will get bigger if their console of choices has good sales? LOL
i dont get y all this excitement for just 20 gigs more
Sony phase out the 60gb in the USA and say they wont bring out the 80gb in Europe because 20gb extra space is pointless but isnt a bit contradictory???
when the npd anounces the sales figuares for all 3 consoles you can bet that the ps3 is above 6 million worldwide, as for the 360 and wii the wii probably is sitting at #1 right now
So wait, it wasn't even being sold until today, and now that it is the sales went up? What a surprise.
Are decent if you know what they sales were for the previous day. This site is not a good measuring stick for console sales.
Through a Circuit City online offer. I got my PS3, a spare controller, and 5 free Blu-Rays. I went to do a in store pick-up of my system to find that the in-store offer was to get a free game!. I complained and moaned until I also got Resistance for free with it. Then I bought motorstorm with it as well. My total came out to $603. Had I not of gotten this deal, I wouldn't have bought a PS3... but it is turning out to be a nice addition to my gaming library along side of my Wii and 360!
i mean, it is about to sell more then the 360 in about 3 weeks.
so yea ps3rd place. xbox really sucks too huh
ppl dont even know what a 100% means, plus these people are smart to buy PS3's because they realized after takin there 360 to the shop 4 times tht PS3's capabilities are out of this world
I don't know how this got approved. It's not news worthy.
i can always upgrade my harddrive so i have no worries.im glad people startin to know the great value of the ps3..cant wait till they announce the next gen rumble..Sony will surpass the 360 by next year..
This is an appeal to the N4G admin. It's quite simple...
BAN THIS CRAP!!!
You see that? That's three exclamation marks that is.
This is not news, this is not math, this is not anything, this is about as newsworkthy as me submitting a post about a sandwich I ate earlier upping my intake of lettice 1000% since the start of 2007.
Utter, utter nonsense.
im not sure it is even possible to improve by that high but oh well. Sony is coming back.
News like this makes the xbots quiver in their pants...HAHHAHHAHHA
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