Sony's plans to clear the channel of 60GB PS3s appear to be well on course following the unit's recent price cut.
As reported earlier this week, the recent price cut to the 60GB PS3 and the introduction of an entry-level 40GB unit saw weekly PlayStation 3 sales jump 178 percent. According to sales monitor ChartTrack, sales of the 60GB model accounted for 89 percent of PS3 sales last week.
"PS3 went up by 178 percent over the previous week, which puts it third in terms of overall hardware sold behind DS Lite and Wii," ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch told MCV. "It was PS3's biggest week since weeks one and two in March."
"As expected, everyone's buying the 60GB PS3 as it is such a bargain – the split is about 89 percent to 11 percent in the 60GB console's favor."
While deals vary from store to store, leading retailer GAME is currently offering the 60GB PS3 with two first party titles for £350. In comparison, the company is selling the 40GB unit with two pre-selected titles for £330, or with one game for £310.