40GB PS3 On Sale. People Buy It.

What a difference a year makes. When the PS3 launched on November 11, 2006, a frenzy ensued. The console was met with long lines fueled by a strong demand. To mark the one year anniversary of the PLAYSTATION 3, Sony launched a cheaper 40GB model that does not support backwards compatibility. The DUALSHOCK 3, Ratchet and Clank Future and Dynasty Warriors 6 put on sale as well. Less frenzy and crap weather, the new console did get a fair enough turnout - though, nothing like the craziness of last year. (That's to be expected!) At the Akihabara Yodobashi Camera Customers picked up the DS3 as well. We haven't heard of any sellouts here, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of boost the 40GB model gave the PS3 in Japan. It could beat the Xbox 360 this week!

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gamesblow4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

Gotta love that biased overtone there... Xbox beats Ps3 by 200 units and these SORRY SACKS OF BIRD ****, that are Kotaku, call it a day. I loath that Banashcroft SMACK anyways. He's always posting lies about his kid, it makes me sick. Ever notice his kid is the equivalent to Doogie F'n Howser? He makes me sick!

Next time you're on Kotaku do some back logging and read all these idiotic "e-mails" he sends, but post on the site for us all to read. They're absurd. He actually believes we believe this junk. Like when his kid asked his mom why she didn't have a penis. Whatever... just shut up and be biased ya damn dork. I hate that whole site.

OmegaKulu4931d ago

You take their articles way too seriously, if you want some serious stuff, kotaku isn't for you.

For me, I like the little humor, silliness. I mean, why not, gaming is about having fun, if you can't even let go a little humor in "news", you might as well make it your job as a fanboy and go find every little thing that you disagree on and make a big deal out of it.(such as making multiple posts of the same issue on N4G for example)

JokesOnYou4931d ago

so just calm down and relax with the old & tired "biased" bs=


TruthbeTold4931d ago

Sony is treating this as a re-launch. Though they had to scrape it down a bit, the 40 gig's $399 price is much more appealing than what they had going a year ago. Hopefully this will be the beginning of better days for the system. I know there's alot of hating going on, but personally I hope that all three systems do very well over the next few years. Any time all three of these companies are doing well, there will be less worries about money, more chances will be taken, and better games and peripherals will continue to pop up.


"it could beat the xbox 360 this week"
More like it could beat the wii.

TheMART4931d ago

Just because of a color change? Don't think so. It'll start to sell with MGS4 and FFXIII. Which is a long, long time from now

season0074931d ago

it says this week period.

resistance1004930d ago

Different colour change? Mart shows how much you know.

The new lower price point SKU is only one reason, DW6 + R&C will shift the units aswell.

Judging on the wii's current lower sales (compared to earlier in the year). PS3 outselling Wii is possible this week.

jackfatal4931d ago

i say it couldn't sell less then 360 and probably sell better than we wii!

BigKev454930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

Got my 60 GB, 7 months ago.