The last time Sony introduced an overhauled PlayStation 3, sales skyrocketed and remained high for a while .
Obviously, with the unveiling of no less than three new models (only two of which are currently confirmed for the US), Sony is hoping for a repeat of history. And the good news is, sales have definitely climbed in the UK. Not too shocking.
As noted by GameSpot , new GFK sales data shows PS3 hardware sales surging 138% when compared to the previous week, and this is due in large part to the newly released 500GB PS3, which went on sale in the region on September 28. GFK has reported that the fresh model accounted for 37% of all PS3s sold during the week, and that's quite significant and a good sign.
If you've forgotten, the new PS3 is about 20% smaller and 25% lighter and also features a new disc drive. Gamers in North America will have access to the 250GB and 500GB versions but it remains to be seen if that 12GB flash memory system is US-bound.