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#1 Jimmy0

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:07

Chart-Track estimates 165,000 units sold in two days
Ellie Gibson 19:32 (GMT) 26/03/2007

Chart-Track has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that UK consumers snapped up 165,000 PlayStation 3 units in the two days following the console's launch.

That makes PS3 the fastest-selling home console in history, beating the Wii - which shifted 105,000 units during its launch weekend - and Xbox 360, with 70,000 sold.

Both Nintendo and Microsoft struggled to meet demand with their consoles, leading to stock shortages - but Sony previously stated that the UK would get around 220,000 of the 1 million PS3 units allocated to Europe for launch.

Overall, the PlayStation 3 is the second fastest-selling piece of games hardware in history. That record still belongs to PlayStation Portable, with 185,000 units sold during the handheld's launch weekend.

PlayStation 3 launched in Europe on Friday, priced at GBP 425 / EUR 599 for the 60GB model.


Source: gamesindustry.biz

Edited by Jimmy0, 26 March 2007 - 19:14.



#2 Sethos

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:10

That's great news!

Looking forward to seeing some more worldwide numbers.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:11

Overall, the PlayStation 3 is the second fastest-selling piece of games hardware in history. That record still belongs to PlayStation Portable, with 185,000 units sold during the handheld's launch weekend.


There's something wrong with that... the DS is more popular than the PSP, so wouldn't the DS have sold faster than the PSP?

And in that quote, I hope they mean only the UK record, they haven't sold well here, I can tell you that.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:39

In your face haters!

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:42

whatever... :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:45

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:45

There's something wrong with that... the DS is more popular than the PSP, so wouldn't the DS have sold faster than the PSP?

And in that quote, I hope they mean only the UK record, they haven't sold well here, I can tell you that.

Yeah odd but true i think psp was just anticipated more. look at it like this:
You could also say that even though loads of ps3's are shifting now xbox (just an example) will out sell them in the long run

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:49

whatever... :rolleyes:



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#9 Shetland

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:50

Well done Sony.
The Playstation brand is far, far stronger here in the UK than the Xbox.
I personally am a 360 fan but I can see how Sony fans are happy today :)

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 19:58

The PS2 has a strong presence in the UK allot of people like that console. Which is no doubt causing the influx in PS3 sales. But the people I know who have bought the PS3 don't even know what they are buying. 2 of my friends have bought them and they don't know what games they want, neither of them had a clue what blueray is. I don't understand why they bought it just as they don't. I can see them both returning the consoles in the coming weeks that's for sure.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:00

I wonder how many of the 165,000 sold ended up on Ebay?

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:01

whatever... :rolleyes:

Liez


hehe I was waiting for that. Here you cant say anything good. :rolleyes:



PS3 supplied enough PS3, I don't see why this cant be true. Well done Sony.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:04

*waits for the invetiable "I wonder how much Sony paid them to say that" comment*

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:05

The PS2 has a strong presence in the UK allot of people like that console. Which is no doubt causing the influx in PS3 sales. But the people I know who have bought the PS3 don't even know what they are buying. 2 of my friends have bought them and they don't know what games they want, neither of them had a clue what blueray is. I don't understand why they bought it just as they don't. I can see them both returning the consoles in the coming weeks that's for sure.


Well said. Same with some of my friends, no matter what i tell them they are adamant to get the PS3.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:06

I'm just scared thousand of Englands spending 599 euros on this :o