The anticipated release of Hot Shots Golf 5 for PlayStation 3 more than doubled sales of Sony's game console this week in Japan, which turned out to be the final boost it needed to get over one million units.
A momentous landmark, but far off the mark from what Sony expected. Had you suggested at the PS3's launch that Sony would be logging their millionth domestic sale in August -- ten months later -- you'd have been laughed out of the room.
It's being noted all around that Hot Shots Golf did well for a PlayStation 3 game, which is a compliment of the for-a-fat-person-you-don't-sweat-much variety. It moved over 150,000 units, which is one of the biggest PS3 game launches yet.