Japan: 88,400 PS3s sold over weekend
Reuters reports that 88,400 PS3s were sold in Japan during the launch weekend. We all knew there would be a shortage and that the supply wouldn’t meet demand. However, we were skeptical about how many units Sony would actually ship. Well Reuters reports that they shipped 100K and 88.4K were sold.
You have to wonder what happened to the other 11.6K. I would guess that either they are stuck in the distribution channel or they were shipped late or maybe some sales channels might not have been counted. However, I don’t know these supply chain issues that well.
Anyway, good news that Sony has reportedly met their recent shipment estimates of 100K for Japan. This is a good sign that North America will get the 400K that they’ve announced this Friday. I can’t wait!