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PS3 Slim sales 'ahead of expectations'

The UK office of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is unsurprisingly delighted with the week one success of its newly redesigned PS3 Slim console.

"The first week's Chart-Track numbers for sales of the new PS3 were ahead of our expectations, so we were extremely pleased," SCE UK's sales director Mark Howsen told MCV.

"A new price point and a new machine has proven a significant catalyst to help consumers make the move onto PS3. Our new advertising campaign, 'The Game Is Just The Start', is also demystifying the value proposition.

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Shadow Flare3795d ago

Soxfan, you said to me before that the ps3 slim wasn't going to be enough to beat the 360. And i said to you to watch the worldwide hardware sales over the xmas period. So just watch the sales and watch how 360 is going to be dead last in sales from now on. That applies to all you people who trash sony. The publics gonna show what console they really want

doG_beLIEfs3795d ago

This should not be that big of a surprise. The PS3 at DOUBLE the cost of its competitors has sold at the 3rd fastest rate in console history. Now that the PS3 is at the mass market price, the upper end at that...it is selling like hotcakes and will continue to do so for the duration of this generation.

ultimolu3795d ago

And I bet that same guy's eating his words now. Everyone was waiting for that pricecut so I won't be surprised if the unthinkable happens.

PS3 FTW.

FlatulentGhost3795d ago

Shadow Flare "I said to you to watch the worldwide hardware sales"

Hopefully everyone will keep this in mind:

"We said we'd asked SCEE exactly how it did calculate its sales - and which territories it covered. A spokesman for the company has now responded as follows:

"We calculate our install base by 'sell through' and have done for the last four years I believe", we asked for a little additional clarification...

"We classify 'sell through' as the number of units consumers have actually purchased from retail. 'Sell in' is the number of units we've sold to retail.""

Fake sales sites like vgchartz use Microsoft 'sold to retailer' number and Sony 'sold to customer numbers' to help inflate the 360's worldwide installed base.

table3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

and we've seen over the past week or so the 360 fanboy sites trying their best to find something negative and spin anything what is left before the inevitable, bless 'em.

sonarus3795d ago

Since PS3 outsold 360 in such strong fashion i wonder if microsoft will cut their price again lol. That would be awesome

whoelse3795d ago

A lot of people have been waiting for a price cut. I mean they could have had one last year but they didn't.

zeeshan3795d ago

Can't wait to read those "SONY MADE A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY" articles coming from all the nay sayers. I own both the consoles and I somehow I always knew that SONY is not going anywhere and that they WILL get back to the market sooner or later because simply put, PS3 is the BEST console in almost every possible way.

There is one thing for sure. Many PS3 fans are starting to think that the war is over, the fact is that it just got a whole lot more interesting.

I quote from MGS4 -- "WAR... HAS CHANGED"

DaTruth3795d ago

That "somehow I always knew", was your common sense speaking. Only idiots thought(wanted so badly to be true) Sony would be out of the game. Please 360 fanboys, blame MS for your XBOX being put out to pasture early, not Sony!

chaosatom3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

are now buying a PS3 slim. :)

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nix3795d ago

a very good (re)start for Sony... q:

davekaos3795d ago

spot on pal, i think allot of these sales no. are from the ps2 owners who are now able to take the jump.
just as an example of how there has been a massive amount of new people to psn over the week, i always play resistance 2 mainly co-op.
this past week i have seen lots of people with low ranks, at least 2 on co-op and when i play competitive im seeing about 10-15.
you could say that don't mean jack sh*t these people are just starting fresh with a new account, but from playing with these people, honestly they are noobs 2 the game

GamerallDay3795d ago

I'm very happy for sony. However they will have to keep up with demand to reach the 13 million goal.

Crystallis3795d ago

Was this really unexpected? Never underestimate the power of Sony!!!

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