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PS3 Slim Sales Musing |

So now that the PS3 Slim has launched, and we have heard nothing but good things, how exactly has the PS3 Slim doing? I personally know several people that purchased a PS3 Slim lately.


We all know that when there is a new iteration or a new color of a console, it sells like crazy in Japan. The price drop may have helped some but Japan really doesn’t seem like a country that sits on the edge waiting for the last few yen to be shaved off before they jump on a console. So how did it do?

It sold 150,000 in the first week!

Let me put this into perspective for you. The black Nintendo Wii coupled with Monster Hunter 3 only sold 91,000 the first week in Japan. Something tells me FFXIII had a hand in that.


We all know that Europe is mostly Sonyland but even recently its been outsold in most areas by both consoles. Europe, I think, has absolutely been waiting on a price cut with the crazy taxes and conversion rates. So how did it do here?

Try a 999% increase outselling the 360 at 3:1!

There still aren’t any hard numbers, but that is one crazy increase.


Oh the USA. The land of the fallen I guess. PS1 and PS2 rained surpreme but the PS3 has taken a toll here in NA. Surely we have good news here as well?

Try a 104% increase doubling sales BUT this only includes the week ending the 29th!

Basically that means the PS3 sold around 75,000 units just at the price drop announced on the 18th and including only 2 days of the Slim being available BEFORE its official launch on the 30th!. Not only did it outsell the Wii and 360, but next week will most likely be even higher


France numbers are in! 37,000 opening week!


The chart track system for UK can only go to 999% on increases. The actual increase is 1100%!

Update 1:
France numbers are in

Japan’s numbers are only from 4 days of sales with shortages, so could be higher next week!

  • Excellent numbers! Tho if we want to put the increase to a better normalized perspective, we’ll have to look at sales avarages from day 1, we all know PS3 sales dropped in anticipation of slim and price drop in the last couple of weeks, so week over week increased will be exagerrated.

  • WTG Sony!

    I hope the sales increase will hold throughout the rest of the year.

  • Eddie

    Well the numbers or target numbers are there.

    Japan = 150,000
    UK = 3:1 over the 360
    NA = 75,000 for 2 days of pre sales

    So that eliminates the percentage increase and gives you a target area of what the numbers will be comparitively.

  • Eddie

    They will hold out most likely flea and not just because of games. When was the last redesign of a console you have seen fall quickly in sales?

    PSP Slim?
    PS2 Slim?

    Granted most of those are handhelds, but the sales for each of these stayed pretty steady at a much higher rate post redesign then the what they were for the older models in all areas.

  • It seems like software sales jumoed as well in the UK. LBP, Killzone 2, COD4(PS3), Tiger Woods 10(PS3), Fight Night Round 4 (PS3) have made a significant comeback on the charts, according to chart track.

  • whitesniper

    traded my xbox elite just for the ps3 slim and it’s awesome!!!!!

  • Darrin

    Finally! Congrats to PlayStation team. Great hardware, great software. Well deserved win.

  • Eddie

    turns out that the 150,000 sold in Japan is only from 4 days of sales with shortages!

  • aaa

    Would be nice to see all three sell really well. If one sells much more than the rest the company can get cocky and overconfident. A close race keeps everyone in check and that usually means more offers, deals, and better prices to us the public. I’ve had a fat ps3 80 gig for a year and am very happy with it. To me it was worth the price. I like the look of mine better than the slim but who sits around looking at their game console thinking “wish it looked better?” Good sales of the ps3 is good for 360 owners. Keeps Microsoft on their toes. Us ps3 owners have the 360 and the 360 price to thank for the price drop. You think Sony would of dropped the price and got the slim out the door if it wasn’t for the 360? To all you new ps3 slim owners…congrats and welcome aboard.