Everyone was excited to see the PlayStation 3 slim down – in terms of both the size and price tag – and early sales numbers were encouraging. But how did the PS3 Slim fare in its first week?

We still don't have the official NPD numbers for the machine, but according to preliminary statistics compiled by VGChartz , the PS3 Slim sold "around 500,000" units worldwide in its first week of availability; in the US, we apparently saw a 400% increase in week-over-week sales. They say Europe saw as much as a tenfold increase and an additional 200,000 units were sold in "other regions" (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, etc.). Japan saw a big rise as well, as the PS3 Slim came in at 150,000 for the first week, which would be a 200% overall week-over-week increase. And of course, if the hardware sales spike, the software sales also enjoy a surge: many PS3 multipltform titles easily outsold their Xbox 360 counterparts during the week in question, and that supposedly includes the recently released Batman: Arkham Asylum . We should probably point out, however, that the PS3 version of this particular title offered a special bonus (ability to play as The Joker), so that may have played a part as well. But even so, this is all a good sign, and should indicate high sales for the holiday season ahead.

While VGChartz isn't always 100% accurate, they're usually pretty close, so hopefully, the NPD numbers will reflect this early estimation.

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englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

o hail the conquering hero!

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

That's a whole lot of PS3's :O In a week.. wow

Can't wait to see what sales are like in the holidays.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

lol oh dear more lbpers

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

one can only hope :D…

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

haha, that game will eventually be the world it's self.

www
www
11 years ago

Yea and they better play my levels!

Slimcere
Slimcere
11 years ago

There is also news from the UK(were I'm from)that the slim outsold the Wii and the DS 3:1. From ChartTrack the NPD of the UK

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I thought the sales would be big in US, I didn't think it would be 400%!! I see 75000 sales in the week of 8/29. Is that the 400%? or 400% of THAT?
Imagine what will happen if it keep up like that in the long run.

I just want to see the Wii get knocked down to third place. Wii is really ruining the industry.

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

I wouldnt say the wii is ruining the industry – it brings a lot of casual gamers into the market that otherwise wouldn't and some of them will eventually become hardcore gamers like you and I.
The thing is, it also took some of the casual gamers from Sony and MS.
However, in the long run, getting more people in the market is a good thing for this industry as it means more sales = more money spent on development = better games overall.

jlch777
jlch777
11 years ago

Rollover!!!

AKA M80 TheWOLF
AKA M80 TheWOLF
11 years ago

If they keep this track that means they could sell up to 2mil. ps3 in a month!

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Your math is correct.

Crono
Crono
11 years ago

|| Japan saw a big rise as well, as the PS3 Slim came in at 150,000 for the first week, which would be a 200% overall week-over-week increase. ||

No, that would be a 15000% increase. The UK numbers increased by about 1100% week-on-week, outselling the DS, Xbox and Wii 3:1. Through deduction we've found those numbers to be at about 41,300.

That's about 192,000 for the UK & Japan combined. The US numbers as always will be a major factor in gauging the real worldwide effect of this price-drop and rebranding.

H8WL3R
H8WL3R
11 years ago

Well personally speaking as a North American (more specifically Canadian) the slimming down of the model and price certainly boosted my chances of FINALLY having one at this point in time. I'm generally satisfied with it thus far. ;o)

Peace. Later.


Last edited by H8WL3R on 9/7/2009 11:37:35 AM

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Awesome!! Thats amazing sales…. Keep going Sony!

Went to my local walmart here in Ontario Canada and they have outsold all of their 120gig slims and 160gig fat consoles, but they are giving consumers a good deal the 160gig comes with unchartered,killzone 2 and infamous and 1 blueray movie of u're choosing from a list and they are not half bad titles, the 120gig comes with an extra dual shock 3 controller and LBP now these are great bundles.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

I think I might just take a plane up to Ontario just to take advantage of that insane offer…

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

where bouts in ontario???

my walmart has slims, but not that bundle… im best waiting on my slim purchases until i can find that deal…

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

OH SHIT!!!!!!!!!!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I'm already anticipating the news clips for the holiday season that show mothers duking it out for that last ps3 slim.

unless of course they can keep production high

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

That is really impressive. I can't even imagine how the wii and 360 will keep there heads above the water in the next few months. Let us all hope that these numbers stay consistant.

King James
King James
11 years ago

This is great to hear. Can't wait for the official numbers.

Keep advertising Sony! I'm seeing mad PS3 commercials!


Last edited by King James on 9/7/2009 12:08:52 PM

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

Same here. It's weird seeing those instead of Xbox or Wii. Bout time Sony started advertising their products. Though I see the GTA downloadable episode just as much.

I have a feeling the people who have been doing DLC exclusive stuff (GTA *cough*) are starting to regret their decision right about now.


Last edited by Fatcat3788 on 9/7/2009 1:22:14 PM

King James
King James
11 years ago

No not really.

R* gives the PS3, Agent & the XBox360, GTA DLC. I think they know what they doing. Plus, I'd rather have a brand-new IP rather than a couple of 15-20hr extensions to an old game.

Plus, all 3rd-party Xbox exclusives aren't really exclusive, they're timed. Those episodes will be on the 3 soon enough. Probably packaged-up and discount, too.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

And most Xbox 'exclusives' are exclusives anyway, it's on the PC, which then you can use a certain application to stream PC visuals and such to the PS3 which you then can play using your ps3 🙂

Ruzbeh_01
Ruzbeh_01
11 years ago

Finally! And for the final blow to xbox, we'll be looking forward to even more exclusives now that the game designers/publishers will have even more incentive to go exclusive.

PS3 owners always knew that their systems were superior – now that the rest can afford to own one or justify the expense things will be looking very bright.

Is that the smell from nervous sweat coming from Microsoft? 😉

yak4life85
yak4life85
11 years ago

My looooorddd!! Wow, I hope those numbers are acurate and stay consistant. Im also seeing a lot of ps3 commercials(just one thought with the price cut 299 everywhere in background).

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

That are some big numbers for sure! I was actually surprised to see that the PS3 slim topped amazons best selling list when it first came out. It's down to third (behind Wii sports resort and Halo ODST) or so now, but it's still their top selling system as of this moment.
I suspect that it will be up there again as the holidays get closer and closer.

To think what a hundred bucks can do for sales figures 🙂

Edit: When they hit the million mark I'm expecting a playstation remix of Lil Waynes "A Millie".


Last edited by Gogaku on 9/7/2009 12:24:44 PM

www
www
11 years ago

Lol yep, we need 'A Milli' remix

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

Isn't Amazon's chart a hourly thing though?

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

think about it then… if amazon's sales charts are 1 hr long, and the ps3 has been up top since the 18th of august… how many hours has it outsold everything, without even being out plus the amount of hours it's been out???

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

@Canuck Pride: True. Interesting thought.


Last edited by ohmikkie on 9/7/2009 5:59:14 PM

www
www
11 years ago

Well, we welcome the new players to our world.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

Very very good. Pity we don't have stats like PS3 Fat replacement numbers and XBox converts.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Just imagine how many people decided to wait until it gets closer to xmas, I think there will be another surge in Nov-Dec.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

October = Uncharted 2

ps3 has all months covered 🙂

Charger7302
Charger7302
11 years ago

The best part of that is while M$ lowered the price of the 360(hard-drive), it didn't really do a whole lot to increase there sells.


Last edited by Charger7302 on 9/7/2009 1:27:21 PM

Commuter
Commuter
11 years ago

I know at least 5 people that will be getting a ps3 slim this Christmas and they aren't really hardcore gamers. The PS3 is going to be big this holiday season.

Omega932000
Omega932000
11 years ago

Maybe now Rockstar North can release Grand Theft Auto IV: Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony for the PlayStation 3.

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

As soon as their deal with Microsoft runs it's course, we'll hear an announcement for both PS3 and PC.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

after christmas, we won't see another surge until the motion controllers come out…

imo, i wouldn't mind seeing a few wii exclusives like red steel, conduit and mad world go multiplat now that the ps3 gets a "wiimote"…

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

The joker challenge maps were challenging but disappointing mostly due to having less gadget with even less ammo.

VersusAlby
VersusAlby
11 years ago

finally ^^
The Ps3 offers so much freedom

I can watch any video on youtube
watch my favourites movies
and a lot of good animes on certain sites^^
without problems

and the game's are getting better and better
The 360 will again become the Halo Console

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I guess Sony did knew what they were doing, when they refused to pricecut under public pressure and insisted on 10 year life-cycle.

Cuetes
Cuetes
11 years ago

Like I said knock out blows!

Omega932000
Omega932000
11 years ago

Jalex: Are you sure the contract is time-exclusive?, Microsoft did pay 50 millions for it, I hope the expansions comes to the PS3 and PC

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

yeah it was timed exclusive

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

We should all join in a world-wide minute's laughter for the doomed 360.

Omega932000
Omega932000
11 years ago

Source of the GTA DLCs please?

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Oh my god…………THE PTA HAS DISBANDED!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! *window crash*

Squirreldriver
Squirreldriver
11 years ago

LMFAO!! Thanks, I needed that, man I love The Simpsons! Too bad I can't think of any funny window crashing quotes tho.


Last edited by Squirreldriver on 9/7/2009 6:43:32 PM