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PS3 sales jump by 104% following Slim's release

By Matthew ยท 8 replies
Sep 4, 2009
  1. Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 have skyrocketed by 104% in America between August 23 and August 29 -- the Slim's launch week. The 7 days prior to the Slim's release Sony moved 37,167 units, and upon its arrival that number more than doubled to 75,931.

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  2. OneArmedScissor

    OneArmedScissor TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +7

    Uh...didn't people already know it was coming out, meaning lots of them were undoubtedly waiting to buy the new one the week before?
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    I'm sure the $100 price drop helped a little.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,380   +53

    Umm, so what, its a tech report, dont state the obvious.

    Anyway. I'm glad sony's line of consoles has jumped a bit, it will creative more competitive prices eventually.
  5. OneArmedScissor

    OneArmedScissor TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +7

    I think you missed the point. Comparing back a week is just misleading people, not reporting news.
    It's not a jump, because everyone was just waiting to buy one until the new one came out with a lower price.
  6. Twister123

    Twister123 TS Rookie Posts: 219

    the price cut makes all thd difference , if sony marketed properly , the fact that parents of screaming kids wanting the ps3 , would also get the benefit of a multi media , they would be flying out the door .
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 758   +132

    Now that its cheeper, people are buying it. Most kids these days want everything, and they'll own all the consoles out, and then it just comes down to games. If, however, they dropped the PS3 games price from $60(ridiculous), to $50 (semi-ridiculous) I bet they would sell way more games. $60 is way over priced, and that first started when microsoft tested it for the 360 and people gave in..thank you 360 ppl =(
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,187   +207

    The words flogging a dead horse come to mind..
  9. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 513

    hello ....
    seems like it's impossible to satisfy most people ..
    the sale boost is effectively because of the wait .. still that means that a lot of person were interested in the first place.
    the constant rumours of the price cut & the PS3 slim kept the sales low for the preceding 6 months ... while the competitors were selling fine. Still the PS3 sales wasn't that bad ... 20 millions more isn't BAD !!!
    now that the PS3 Slim is for real & the $100 drop creates the equation ...
    it's a worthy system, with NOW a real impressive (more than others) & TRULY EXCLUSIVE LINE UP ...
    some people bought because it was affordable to them, others because now at a price where they could have more than 1 console ..
    but we must not forget that great games are coming .. so having a PS3 is a good thing, whether it be the sole console of your house or just another one sitting next to your WII / Xbox360 & PC ...
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