221w ago - Chart-Track has told GamesIndustry.biz (linked above) that sales of the PlayStation 3 have jumped over 999% in the past week, shifting eleven times the number of units sold the prior week.
As Sony introduced the new, slimmer SKU, and although Chart-Track does not reveal actual sales numbers, Dorian Bloch, director of the firm called the growth "a huge increase".
To quote: "The uplift on week 36 on week 35 is plus 999 per cent," revealed Bloch. "We don't give out the hardware numbers, but never-the-less it's a very large increase."
The boost in sales will be a pleasing early start to the Christmas season for Sony, which told GamesIndustry.bizlast month that it expected the redesign to pull in new consumers.
"I think what I've heard anecdotally is that this is the point people were waiting for - a redesigned model and, in Euros, a significant price reduction," said Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "That's people's cue to jump into the business."
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For about a week I toyed with the idea to "upgrade" to a PS3slim. I mean, on the surface who wouldn't want to save almost 30% more space/noise AND electrical power. Since I have a lot of things plugged in at certain times, every Watt that appears on my bill counts.
Anyway, I got to looking at one up close and for some reason I got this nostalgic feeling of the old SEGA Genesis & Master System consoles. I did not fancy the push buttons versus my touch, and I read somewhere the drive might be slower. While I cannot confirm that at all myself, I choose to not chance it and enjoy my (former) 40GB PS3.
Just weeks before I heard about the slim I upgraded (no quotes) my PS3 HDD from 40GB to 320GB (7200RPM Seagate drive w/16MB buffer). I'm telling you, this puppy flys! I think it's not the RPM as much as it is the buffer. My installations, copies, and deletes all seem snappier.
this must be bs as here in the UK its £250 for the slim and £300 for the normal one so if i were to go buy a new one i would go for the £300 as you get games and all the other stuff with it so i don't see this being in the UK.
much are the slims in the US and EU.. am happy with my fat one lol does the job.
I still remember the days when 100% was all it could go to. haha
Anyways, The impact of the Price cut really paid off. Before price was an issue, but now that you can get a redesigned ps3(everything being the same) at a lower price like the competitors, you just have to choose the ps3. Look for more people on the PSN, its increasing lol
Nice! Three thumbs up for the increased ps3 sales! More sales equals to more money to the game developing industry. More money equals to more exclusives and more investments which equals to better games for the ps3!