PS3 Slim hits one million milestone in three weeks

By on September 24, 2009, 11:06 AM
It looks like Sony’s PlayStation 3 is finally picking up some steam. According to the company's own internal estimates, since the new slim model went on sale for $299 just three weeks ago, the console has gone on to reach 1 million unit sales worldwide.

Sadly they didn't offer a specific breakdown by region. For what it's worth, on a separate statement SCEA head boss Jack Tretton said U.S. sales have jumped 300% from last year, putting the figure close to an amazing 690,000. We'll have to wait for NPD's monthly report to confirm how close to reality his claims are, but for now the company seems to be positioning itself quite nicely for the upcoming holiday season.

In addition to touting sales numbers at the company's Tokyo Game Show keynote, CEO Kaz Hirai went on to showcase the PS3 Motion Controller onstage, indicating that it is scheduled to launch in Spring 2010. He also confirmed that 13 first and third-party titles with motion support would be coming at some point next year, including Biohazard 5 (known in the U.S. as Resident Evil 5) and LittleBigPlanet.

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LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Definately impressive for a revamped console.

BMfan BMfan said:

Well done sony

about time too

Guest said:

Sony, what did we learn today? Expensive technology does not sell well.

Will we ever see this wisdom applied to blu-ray as well?

(NO, ps3 and blu-ray are not the same thing :)

Guest said:

Hi i have a Question What means NPD ?

Im German and here its a thing nobody whants to name his product like this becauce its the Initials of a political german organisation in Germany who whants the nazi times back ... just for curiousness :-)

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Not sure what it stands for but here is their main website. [link]

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

NPD is a major player company in marketing research. And why Jose stated "we'll have to wait for NPD's report" to verify whether the sales claims by Sony are accurate.

Guest said:

'The NPD Group, Inc.(formerly National Purchase Diary)' is a leading global market research company founded in 1967 and provides consumer and retail information to manufacturers and retailers. Using actual sales data from retailers and distributors as well as consumer-reported purchasing behavior, NPD offers consumer panel and retail sales tracking services, special reports, modeling and analytics, and custom research.

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