View Full Version : PS3 Slim Sells over 150k In 3 Days; JPN

09-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has revealed that the PlayStation 3 Slim has shifted over 150,000 units in Japan during its first three days on the market.

The revamped console sold approximately 150,252 units (though additional sales of the regular model bumped the figured to 150,832) during the period August 31 - September 6, whereas the week prior to the Slim's launch, sales of the platform stalled at the 1040 mark.

The milestone also surpasses launch figures for the original PS3 model in November 2006, which managed to sell 88,000 units in two days amidst numerous hardware shortages in the territory.

Japan: PS3 Slim sells over 150k in three days -- PlayStation Universe (http://www.psu.com/Japan--PS3-Slim-sells-over-150k-in-three-days--a008073-p0.php)

There's a rumor that the PS3 Slim has sold around 500k units world wide in it's first week. That has yet to be confirmed or denied.

09-09-2009, 01:00 AM
LOL yeah I know in the UK it apparently jumped 999%. Funny how sales practically grinded to a halt the previous week in japan, i guess shortages and want of the slim contributed to that.

09-09-2009, 05:10 PM
Quite a leap from the 1,000 units sold the week prior. I guess the fact that FFXIII is literally right around the corner for Japan is a big factor. Nice to see the Slim has done some good for Sony. Hope they can keep this up.

Aerith's Knight
09-09-2009, 05:16 PM
That's not it. Slim is actually cheap enough for people to consider buying one. I'd never have spend 600 bucks on a console, considering you have to buy games as well.