PS3 Super Slim launch propels console sales up 138%

Monday, 1st October 2012 12:58 GMT By Dave Cook

PS3 Super Slim may not be any cheaper than the original PS3 slim model, but its launch has caused overall PS3 sales to rocket by 138% in the UK last week.

MCV reports that of the 138% increase, 37% of those sales were of the PS3 Super Slim 500GB model.

Want to see a PS3 Super Slim unboxing? Check out Sony’s official video clip here.



  1. ps3fanboy

    when the new ps3 will be bundled with the vita… it will knock nintendo out of orbit once and for all..

    #1 2 years ago
  2. pukem0n

    now where’s the super slim 360 that has to come now?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. woe

    It was the exclusive Fifa PS3 bundle that give it the boost.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Thats a surprise to be honest. I was a lot more tempted by the 360 bundle GAME & Zavvi had on offer.

    £200 for a 250 gig, with Forza, Skyrim & FIFA 13, oh & a month live. Zavvi have a Halo 4 bundle up for pre-order that’s exactly the same, but with Halo not FIFA.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy


    the ps3 have the most exclusive games and its free psn to play online… plus the vita is getting very popular at the moment.

    the xbox still tree hugging old names of games, people are just not that interested anymore in it.

    its a just a fact…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Guess we’ll find out how interested in old names people are when Halo 4 drops :-P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    One more way to look at it, maybe people wanted to buy slim asap as they wont be available anymore.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!


    The public are stupid, but not stupid enough to fall for that promise.

    It isn’t a WiiU and it never will be.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    That’s not very impressive, especially given news of the new revision usually causes a dropoff in sales in the weeks before.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    Still better than xbox360 for those who arent xbots.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy


    the stupid are the ones that fall for the “new” console that have 8 year old hw tech in it. it is called the wii-u and comes with a gimmick controller that takes half its memory to function properly…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    ^ half of a gig is still better than 256*2 ;-)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    Well iam not tempted to buy one, i prefer the old slim model, i am not a fan of the sliding disc tray, not only on consoles, in any other devices too, i dont like it, if i need to buy a new one, besides my fat and my slim, i will get another slim with a different colour, but good to hear that people dig this style, though.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. MadFlavour

    Why would anyone buy one now when it is obvious that a price cut is imminent?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ps3fanboy


    just remember 256 of that half a gig goes to the wii-u system os…. the rest is for the games… and dont forget that gimmick controller suck on the same cpu of the wii-u the game use at the same time of usage.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ps3fanboy


    the price cut have been imminent since the day of release… all devices price points fall after a while.. if you have the patience to wait you would know that.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    Wii-U has 2Gb. 1Gb for games, 1Gb for system OS. That’s a fact confirmed on this site and others. Where does the “controller that takes half its memory to function properly…” come from?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    @15, And don’t forget your speculating on a console you have neither seen or played ;-)

    But keep up the conjecture :-P

    #18 2 years ago
  19. pukem0n

    dont argue with @15, his name makes it obvious he drags you down to his level and then wins with experience :)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. j1015

    @1 & 16 Why would you want Nintendo to “be knocked out of orbit”?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. polygem

    @20…because kids say stupid things…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    #21 Poly you came back, how were your vacations man?, i hope they were good.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. polygem

    hehe, yea it was really nice and relaxing. lots of reading in front of the fireplace, creepy night walks with flashlights through deep forests, cooking good food (lots of earth closet action too) and a lot of canoeing on huge huuuge lakes. was fun. thx for asking. next week it´s back to work, but it´s not too bad- i kinda like my job ;)
    cannot wait to get my filthy gaming hands on halo4. that gets me truly excited atm. cannot believe its only a few weeks to wait…
    i am really looking forward to this fall/winter gamingwise. there is a lot of stuff for the 3ds i cannot wait for and the wiiu launches. then there´s halo too. lots and lots of things to like.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. monkeygourmet


    May I ask where you went Poly? That sounds like my ideal break! Especially the lakes and canoe action! :)

    #24 2 years ago
  25. polygem

    a small house owed by a friend in sweden near askersund and örebro, somewhere deep in the woods. it´s more in the south of sweden. i am from berlin. it is a 14 hour drive from here. there are lots of lakes…well actually everywhere in sweden. it´s lakes and trees everywhere ;) the weather was soso, we were a bit late…it´s definiteley much better to go there in the summer.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. monkeygourmet


    Cool! Thanks for the heads up!

    Was looking into lake / cabin holidays, looks like Sweden would be a good choice!

    Glad you had a good time and it wasn’t too much like Alan Wake! ;)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    one day it kinda was…when we heard some badgers (?) fighting the day after we watched some cabin horror movie classics. man those animals can make some pretty creepy sounds.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. polygem

    not sure where you are coming from monkey but if it´s the uk i must say that i crave visting england, ireland, wales and scottland again a lot. i “lived” in england for 6 or 7 months as a student and i loved it so much. the people and the nature. the south of england is so different to scottland but it is all very loveley. the country has a great medieval/ celtic vibe to it in a very positive way. i plan to go there again as soon as find the time. it´s almost 10 years ago that i was there the last time…i like the southern european countries too but the nordic countries are beautiful as well. cannot decide what i do like more.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet


    Ha! It might not have been badgers, it may have been:

    snømannen! :)

    Yep Uk, Cheltenham. Lots of good countryside near by but we are def missing some epic lakes! Lake district is nice but always packed with tourists. I suppose Scotland would be a good choice too, I’ve never had a ‘battered’ mars bar although I am partial to heroin (joke!) ;)

    #29 2 years ago
  30. polygem

    haha nice trash trailer!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. polygem

    i have been to the lake district too, it is really nice indeed but i was there in winter. touristwise it was ok as far as i recall it. not too crowded, but yeah canoeing in winter is…well…snømannen

    #31 2 years ago

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