PS3 Slim Sales Best Ever: 150,000 in 4 Days


Sales of the PS3 Slim in Japan have hit record levels, with the console selling 150,000 units in four days, 50% more units than the Xbox 360 sold in the entirety of the 2009 financial year.

The figures show the PS3 Slim to have sold 150,252 (the old model sold an additional 500 units in the same period) in the four days after its release, the highest since the console’s release.

This brings the Japanese PS3 sales total to 3,431,964 units, with the Xbox 360 trailing with 1,113,372.

Of course, the real question is how much this release will do to close the global 10 million unit gap between the Xbox 360 and the PS3, although just how many of those units are still working is open to question…

Via Hachimaki.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How so? PS3 is PS3.

    I'm sure comparing the release of the Slim to the release of the newest XBox360 Revision (whichever that is) would be even less fair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pc still owns only system to run over 1080p resolutions bitches. I love my 360 and ps3 but games cant even go real 1080p only bs 1080. Console companies should be working on the next gen consoles and get these weak ass consoles off the market and bring in real HD gaming cause playing a game on pc then switching to a console game makes you want to laugh at how horrible they really are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lols. True enough.

    Everytime someone blares to me at how AWESOME their NEW 1080p AWESOME console graphics are, I usually counter with "Well, I've been playing at 2560x1600 with -good- graphics for three years. Beat that.".

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The PS3 Slim price in my country is $455...darn I'll have to wait some more time to get one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    only reason xbox sold more is becuz it is chipped. if ps3 is chipped i think sales will pass xbox in half or 1 years

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Either that, or being at a generally higher price point worldwide, and having overall inferior multiplatform releases, amirite?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...PS3 Fanboys....seriously...
    I have read many PS3 / XBOX 360 Articles here now and it always says Xbox breaks all the time and such...

    Well, I have a Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 ...I can enjoy all those consoles and dont say one is superior.

    What you do on this site is "journalism" ...even though a bit different. But, still...keep your thoughts to yourself and stop trying to get yor point of view to other people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I may not wholly agree with Arte's opinion (or at all), but I don't think it'd be a necessarily good thing for him to post news in a supposedly objective light. It's better for people posting news that they do so in their own ways and with their own style.

    Now, if you want to somewhat "balance" his bias, you can always check out UK:RESISTANCE. :D

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    18:00 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now the sales will be interesting, the PS3 having the same price as the 360, and it's a Blu-ray player with wifi even more. Tsk tsk tsk :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, the Xbox 360 is still 100 bucks below the PS3, and 50 below the Wii.

    I know most informed people don't give a crap about the Arcade SKU and tend to "phase it out", mentally speaking, but I'm sure it's been the most successful one for Microsoft.

    Oh, and don't forget the Go Pro one, also some 50 bucks below the PS3 and going right against the Wii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, good games have been known to keep a system alive or revive it. HALO 2 (not that I liked it much) on the original XBOX...

    Upgraded my ass, no PS2 support AT ALL. You are getting less for your money and much cheaper? The 360 has seen more price drops in the last few years...

    Face it, it didn't make the 360 kill the Wii, it won't make the PS3 kill the 360. Each company put themselves in their respective spots and it will take Keanu Reeves destroying the Matrix to change the fate each company was dealt...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Great exclusives... Main reason I still keep my George Foremen edition PS3 around, despite it only seeing use when such titles have released..

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don`t care about sells in Japan

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is actually considered just a normal sales spike at the moment, due to the number of people waiting for years for a price drop due to rumours, a cheap blu-ray player or those who must always buy the latest gadget released. The true statistics is during Christmas to determine properly if the console is a success or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for attempting to provide a sane comment to this seriously misleading news, Anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Geerie
    12:34 10/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and people say the community on psn is better than the xboxs... honestly its all the same 12 year fanboys on either side... seriously your parents shouldnt have bought you the stupid thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Lol that was funny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Piracy is so easy on the 360. Anyone could do it. You think MS really gives a hoot about preventing piracy on their system? It's what actually sells the damn thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try to go into an online match of whatever game with a flashed console, wiseass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:02 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do the RROD re-buys even count? This is ridiculous....

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean those refurbished units? They figure as new on Gamestop, so maybe yeah, they count.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you need to do a background check on this.

    Have you heard what American paychecks are the fattest? Plus welfare?

    Talk about high wages in Asia, people will go wow. Talk about welfare and people would think you're nuts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real question is........Would Solid Snake buy a ps3 at $299??

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    Comment by cats
    14:30 17/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I had to pickup a new HD at best buy the other day and saw people buying xbox 360's along with new dvd burners and dual layered disks.

    I "wonder" what they're going to do.

    Wake the f up..

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 22/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just curious guys, but you keep linking to the Game Informer poll of 5000 people for your 54% number, but will you ever link to the independent warranty companies' research that brought the number down to 23%? Here, I'll help with a link:

    Just asking really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Arte: "just how many of those units are still working is open to question…"

    I'll answer you question: all of them. As long as the lazy-ass consumer makes the most of its rights and 3-year guarantee, there's no reason not to either have his machine up and working, or getting a brand new one.

    Also, this sales burst is sure to be short-lived, with perhaps a second wave thanks to Final Fantasy XIII's release... and nothing more. Sony has next to nothing to offer on both America (hey, biggest and most important market here!) and Europe (by the time Gran Turismo 5 shows up I'm almost sure Turn 10 will already be working on the fourth Forza Motorsport title), so... no, not really, the PlayStation 3 is clearly our brand new seventh generation era loser, with the not-so-sure-to-work-LOL-RRODDDDDDD Xbox 360 the overall global winner. We are now four years into this generation, you can almost consider it done with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 in japan LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are 2 things people have been waiting on to get a PS3: A price drop: done. And, God of War 3: next March. I expect a surge in system sales when GOW3 drops.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, I think LittleBigPlanet being considered any good at all is much sadder. Valkyria Chronicles is at least a serious, true game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The PS3 selling well in Japan doesn't mean much to the rest of the world, its all ready a given that it would sell well in Japan after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking GAY ad, oh yeah, I forgot PS3 users are indeed GAY.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm..i dont feeling pretty straight

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks like ps3 well be getting a lot more games soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Developers are cowards, so we can only hope this gives them enough "confidence" to make more games on PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They only cares whether money goes into their pocket or not. That explains some of the hopping here and there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just like what happened at MGS5 release, it will go back to selling under 10k after first month or so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    BIG difference between a good game selling a system, and said system suddenly becoming much cheaper. With a an upgraded harddrive no less.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, what a great marketing scheme. It's literally the same console as the un-slimmed version except for about a defrag's worth of additional power (not much at all), and it sells this big in comparison to it's first version. It's not even that much a trimmed version even! Just a redesign! Such is the world of capitalism though, so I'm not complaining. I love both the X360 and The PS3, but I think I'll just stick with the X360 for now, as I'm not as rich as Sony would like me to be. Luckily, mine has lasted over a year and a half before having to be repaired. I'll switch to the Wii if it breaks anymore often though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I live in a third world country and the PS3 is the number one current gen console here (of course the PS2 still kicks everyones ass). This is despite being the most expensive console and with full price original games, while the Wii and Xbox 360 have been cracked with modded consoles and pirated games aplenty. There is no official warranty from either Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo here.

    It's more that a purchase means more to poorer people to get their money's worth, and having no warranty they dare not spend an entire month's worth of salary (e.g. $250-$300 equivalent for each console hovers around the same price, the Arcade at the 250 point) on a crappy machine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget game prices are inflated in these parts, with piracy being the cheap choice with the "buy, play, trash after 6 months" consoles.

    Dealing with the ps3 (originals only) we actually pay more than what most gamers in other parts of the world are accustomed to due to parallel imports.

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    Comment by eon789
    05:03 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Originally I was going to say something in the 360's defense(I enjoy playing it alot), but the I said fuck it ima go play Little Big Planet(Easily one of the greatest games ever)

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    05:32 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    waiting to see what the bug ratio is...

    impatiently i might add.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 Slim, the superior console.

    Not for RRoD 360 butthurt faggots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Xbox is been there, has been, and will ever will be a FAILURE

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lame insult is true

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid game console maniacs have trouble comprehending the meaning of statistics.

    Japanese obsessively buy anything which is shiny and new.

    Let's see the Slim sales figures 6 months from now. That's when a real story can be told.

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