Tag Archives: ps3 slim
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 | 19:41 BST
Sony has no intention of dropping the price of older PS3 models at present, even with the “super slim” models hitting store shelves next week.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 | 18:27 BST
A new listing appeared on Amazon.co.uk today showing the 320 and 160 gigabyte models of the PS3 going for a vastly discounted rate. Could this be an early leak from Sony’s press conference?
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 | 19:57 BST
Despite previous rumors and indications, Sony is not phasing out the 160Gb PS3 Slim in the UK according to a spokesman for the corporation.
Tue, Jul 06, 2010 | 11:10 BST
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 | 09:58 GMT
Sony’s filed two new PS3 SKUs to the FCC.
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 | 08:50 GMT
SCEJ’s just announced that the 250Gb PS3 will go on sale next month in Japan.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 09:57 GMT
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 14:29 BST
A Sony spokesperson has confirmed to GameSpot that the PS3 Slim has sold over 60k units in the month and a half it has been on sale in the region, also outselling the Xbox 360 and Wii.
“I can confirm that in excess of 60,000 units of the PS3 120GB have been sold since launch,” a Sony rep told the site.
“I can also confirm that since the launch of the new model on September 3 [in Australia], total sales for the period since introduction have outperformed our competition.”
If ony we could say the same for the PSPgo, hmm?
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 11:25 BST
Sony Australia’s thrown a PS3 into a Bravia very quickly, filmed it very quickly then played it back very slowly. You can see the results after the break.
It’s part of a promo to give away an awful lot of free consoles, from the look of it.
It’s worth noting that the PS3 appears to be largely unscathed at the end of its ordeal. Fantastic build quality, there.
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 09:57 BST
It’s the biggie. We’re giving away a PS3 Slim, a copy of Borderlands and some “merchandise” today, and all you have to do to win is comment.
We want a 3,000-strong thread. Whoever posts the 3,000th comment wins everything. This is probably going to fuck the site right up, but we love a bit of theatre. Let’s just see what happens.
To be absolutely clear: whoever posts the 3,000th comment in the thread below wins the following:
- 1 x PS3 Slim
- 1 x copy of Borderlands
No, we don’t know what the “merchandise” is. A Borderlands hat, or something. Borderlands gloves. We’ve been asked to tell you that “the prizes will be delivered within 28 days.”
And that’s it. Very best of luck.
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 09:51 BST
SCEA’s Jack Tretton’s told Forbes that Sony’s PS3 Slim gamble has paid off, with the console revamp resulting in “sky-rocketing sales… We couldn’t be happier with the numbers we’re seeing.”
Tretton added that he sees Sony as a greater risk-taker than Nintendo.
“We don’t have unlimited money, we cater to a more mass market audience, we’re willing to take a little bit more risk than a competitor like Nintendo,” he added.
Sony. Risk-taker. Rule-breaker. Watch the full thing through the link.
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 | 13:23 BST
SCEA president Jack Tretton has revealed he “couldn’t be happier” with the recent sales figures the PlayStation 3 has recieved since introducing the price-cut and the PS3 Slim at GamesCom over a month ago.
“Skyrocketing sales, couldn’t be happier with the numbers that we’re seeing, and I think proof that there was tremendous consumer demand, they were just waiting for the price-point to come down.”
Tretton also talks about Micrsoft and Nintendo in the interview. On Microsoft?
“I love their money. I think they can afford to be more patient, we’re very profit driven, we’re interested in return on investment in a fairly short period of time. I think Microsoft is prepared to go at it from a very steep curve in terms of profitability.”
And on Nintendo:
“Nintendo is almost the polar opposite. They know what they do well and they stick to it. They deliver a casual, youth-oriented entertainment experience that’s very enjoyable after 20 years. And they make money, they print money. Their profitability is their key focus and features are nice but profitability is king and I think that is enviable.”
Find more of the interview over at Forbes.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 | 20:57 BST
SCEA has announced that since the new 120Gb PS3 hit at $299 on September 1, a 300 percent increase in hardware sales has been reported.
Total revenue for PS3 hardware increased by 140 percent, comparing the first week of September to the week before the $299 price adjustment.
Sony plans for the upswing to continue leading up to the holidays, with its “It Only Does Everything” marketing campaign bringing awareness to the multimedia console.
Additionally, according to an August OTX industry survey of the launches that gamers want to buy most, five of the top 10 titles were on PS3.
These most wanted titles included God of War III, Final Fantasy XIII, Gran Turismo 5, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Sony has stated that with 25 exclusive titles slated through the holiday and into early next year, “these games are just the tip of the iceberg”.
The August NPDs come out this evening, and while the figures will not include the numbers from the Slim or new price point launch week, there is bound to be some good news there for Sony, we reckon.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 22:51 BST
The huge spike in sales of the PlayStation 3 that was confirmed to VG247 today by Chart-Track was beyond the “expectations” of SCE UK. That is according to sales director of Sony UK Mark Howsen.
“The first week’s Chart-Track numbers for sales of the new PlayStation 3 were ahead of our expectations, so we were extremely pleased.”
Speaking to GI on the 1,000% increase in sales in the UK of the console, he said “A new price point and a new machine has proven a significant catalyst to help consumers make the move onto PS3.”
“Our new advertising campaign, The Game Is Just The Start, is also demystifying the value proposition.
This ongoing campaign and the addition of some great exclusive and new IPs – Uncharted: Among Thieves, EyePet, Heavy Rain – and services [such as] PlayStation Video Store, will hopefully provide even more trigger points to drive future purchases of PlayStation 3.”
More through here.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 22:08 BST
How many units were sold? According to the article, over 37,000 units sold of the Slim have been sold in France, with 12,000 sold during last weekend (if what we can gather from the translation is right).
The only main SCE region to not officially release figures yet are SCEA, although we have sent an email to them on the numbers for America.
More through the third link.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 16:22 BST
According to early reports from Famitsu, the PS3 Slim has sold over a staggering 150k in Japan within the first three days of it’s launch from Friday.
The exact number is actually 152,252, which is still actually incredible considering only 88,000 were sold within the first two days of going on sale. The figures also mean that it’s the biggest sales count the PS3 has ever recieved in Japan.
Earlier today, Chart-Track confirmed to us that PS3 sales in the UK were up 1,000%. The fightback is on…
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 12:27 BST
Batman: Arkham Asylum’s managed to maintain the number one spot in this weeks UK charts, and a surprise inclusion in the top three is Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
The two year-old Infinity Ward title crept in at number three thanks to the game being bundled with the recently-released PS3 Slim.
Find this weeks charts below. Last weeks data is here.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 11:49 BST
Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch’s told VG247 that UK PS3 sales have risen over 1,000 percent on Slim’s release.
“I’m not surprised by it,” said Bloch in a phone conversation. “There’s a lot of demand for the Slim.”
The exec said that while PS3 is shown as ‘+999%’ over week 35 in week 36, the figure is actually higher.
Chart-Track just issued the following data:
- PS3 is shown as ‘+999%’ over week 35. The system is set to display +999% when it encounters huge increases, so the actual increase in PS3 unit hardware sell-through is around 11X – so 11 times what PS3 was selling the previous week. Obviously people have been waiting for PS3 Slim.
- 360 is up +29% over the same time period.
- PS3 is the lead format in week 36 and is outselling 360/DS Lite/Wii (not combined, individually – they were all selling around the same amount in week 36) by approx 3:1.
- PS3 is the lead hardware format for week 36, 2009 and the last time it did this was back in week 1, 2008.
- PS3 software sales have increased by 17% (units) over week 35 to claim 3rd place in terms of software format units behind 360 & Wii (up from 4th place in week 35).
- PS3 software sales have increased by 5% (value) over week 35 to remain 2nd by value behind 360 (was also No2 in week 35, up from No4 in week 34).
Note that PS2 Slim came out in week 44, 2004 and showed an increase of +310% over the previous week (an increase of 3X).
Comparing the sales of all PS2 hardware in week 44, 2004 and all PS3 hardware in week 36, 2009 this shows that PS2 outsold PS3 by 21%, but of course PS2 was much cheaper at that point in the life cycle (approx £100) compared to the ASP for PS3 last week (approx £244). PS2 Slim came out in the first week of November 2004 and in Q4 you woud be expecting healthier numbers for most hardware formats.
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 14:20 BST
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 14:22 BST
SCEE just very kindly sent over a PS3 Slim. We got so excited we took some pictures of it in its virgin state. See them after the break. That’s my daughter’s feet, there.
It’s actually a thing of beauty. In case you missed the world, you can buy them now, RRP £250. If that’s too much, check out Toys R Us or ShopTo – they’re doing them for £230.