When Sony dropped the price of the PlayStation 3 and introduced the new Slim model, everyone went ballistic. Plain and simple.

And yesterday, about an hour after Kaz Hirai completed his keynote address at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony sent out a press release detailing the immense success of the PS3 Slim. It has been announced that retail sales of the slimmer unit have reached 1 million units worldwide…and it only took three short weeks since the time of its inception. Of course, Sony was quick to add that hot new titles and the expansion of the PlayStation Network will continue to fuel sales, and Blu-Ray is a bigger draw than ever. But just to clarify, that 1 million milestone is based on SCEI's estimation, so we don't have any official numbers from all regions to reinforce the claim. But based on the stats we've seen from the NPD and both European and Japanese sources, it seems like a perfectly fair estimate. And although we won't be getting Gran Turismo 5 this year, there's always Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , which is now in the driver's seat for Game of the Year.

If you know someone who has been hemming and hawing about a PS3 purchase, and they're still not totally convinced, grab 'em by the arm and bring 'em down to the store to buy a PS3 Slim. Just do it.

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wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

Take that Microsoft!

Kiryu
Kiryu
11 years ago

When Uncharted2 is released in US and Final Fantasy 13 is released in Japan , PS3 Slim will sell like Hotcakes.

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

Hotcakes?
You're Soooo Wrong!
The PS3 Slim will sell "more" than hotcakes. 🙂

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

Great to hear the slim is selling so well, I just hope the PS3 online community isn't sullied by any 360 user.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I can hear them yelling at their mom for hot pockets already

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I heard someone's mom yelling at them to take out the trash and another saying he only had one more hour to play. Sony headset FTW!

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

To be completely honest, I don't really like the PS3 Slim.
I don't like the look of it.
I can no longer say "Ooooh, Shiny" as the PS3 slim case is dull looking.

Yeah, I understand that the new case will not show as many finger prints.
And the "It Only Does Everything" commercial is wrong! I can no longer use the PS3 as a mirror. 🙁 :p


Last edited by wiiplay on 9/24/2009 10:42:31 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Eh, I didn't like the glossy finish just because it was impossible to keep clean. And it wasn't just dust; fingerprints and other smudges are there like forever the instant you touch it.

The PS3 Slim is just more practical. 🙂

Mamills
Mamills
11 years ago

lol
what is it with ppl not liking the glossy look??
finger print magnet?

I mean i love my PS3 too but how many times do ppl grab and feel and grope their PS3?
i mean its a sexy machine and all, but come on now…seriously?

i mean dust will gather obviously but just wipe with a cloth.. TA DAA!!
i agree the slim is not as pretty as the phat
i hate the square dimensions of it
the matte finish is ugly and to be honest i hate the buttons on it too. i like touch sensitive.
plus it requires the stand to stay upright

meh ps3 phat FTW!

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I like the look of my PS3's and I'd like to know why so many people complain about fingerprints and smudges on their consoles? I can't remember the last time that I physically touched either of them and I don't have any fingerprints, scratches or smudges. Why are people touching their units?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I didn't like the look of the Slim much either until I got one. The photos don't do it justice. After unboxing the Slim I was wowed at how sweet the thing looks. I still like the glossy piano black fat PS3 too but the matte finish is pretty much finger print and smug resistant. My 60gb is so dirty and covered in scratches. I can't remove them either.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

@ fluffer nutter – LMAO @ "touching their units"


Last edited by Alienange on 9/24/2009 11:54:49 AM

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I might be one of those rare cases of people who touch their ps3 alot. The reason is that some of my friends just got an apartment and are always having me bring my ps3 over.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

@Jawknee – My 60GB looks brand new. It is always covered when not in use. I hardly need to touch it, it just stands next to my HD LCD screen proudly showing off its good looks… I never had to move it and I always keep its chrome bits polished…

Did you bash your PS3 around?

Q!

"i am home"


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

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Rubbing alcohol cures any fingerprints/smudges on the glossy ps3

Glossy > not glossy imo

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Not surprised most of our walmarts have been sold out here In ontario Canada. With all the great exclusives coming it will surely keep out selling.

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

Great exclusives coming?
The PS3 is starting to dry my wallet into bread crumbs!
There's too many great exclusive games on the PS3.
I can't buy everyone of them!
Hmm.. Maybe I should switch to my XBOX 360? Since they only have 3 exclusive (good) games, while the PS3 has far to many!
I would save soo much more money with the XBOX!

Think about it, the PS3 has more than 10 great exclusive must buy games each year, while the XBOX 360 has less than 5.
I would end up saving money with the XBOX 360!
$59 a game, plus another $59 for Live, = 6 games.
PS3 – $59 a game x 10 = More Money.

See? The XBOX 360 is less money than the PS3 in the long run because you would buy less games.

(This Was A Joke)


Last edited by wiiplay on 9/24/2009 10:50:54 AM

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

i see the point wiiplay, but no offense, it wasn't hilarious. not bad but… meh.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

@wiiplay I thought it was funny.

Am I God
Am I God
11 years ago

@ wiiplay
4 posts, 10 minutes, 1 article.
You don't have to reply to every comment.


Last edited by Am I God on 9/24/2009 10:52:31 AM

wiiplay
wiiplay
11 years ago

Yeah, but I'm really bored.
I don't have much to do, and the internet is extremely slow.
I tried to post on another article, but it took more than 2 minutes to load.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

It is a little excessive but you are not God so who are you to judge.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

If he has something to say and he's not flamebaiting then why do you care? That's what the Reply button is for. I don't see anything wrong with his posts.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You're the fool that questions whether you're god or not. Let the man post till his hearts content, at least he's rational.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/24/2009 12:57:11 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Wow… he must have hit pretty close to home for you guys to get all riled up like that.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I have a personal pet peeve, it's called don't be a stupid fuck. He was clearly being a stupid fuck.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

I think the actual numbers will be more than 1 mil. Factor in the holiday rush and the possible bundle combinations (Uncharted 2, GT5, FFXIII) as well as a 250gb model in some areas and you will definitely see shortages in some areas.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Does this mean Sony only sold 200,000 PS3 on the third week? That is a bit low.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

i no a tonne of people who own or will own one. actually, two. but for someone who's all my mates already one, thats not bad going.

nogoat23
nogoat23
11 years ago

UC2 is in the "driver's seat." lol

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

am i the only one that finds the "actual buttons" now for disc eject and power to be ugly? what was wrong with the way they was?

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

I completely agree with you. I like it the way it was before to

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

it was expensive, and to people with mental handicaps (about a 1/5 of 360 fanatics) to hard to understand

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
11 years ago

@godsman, they were talking about the slim's numbers only, not the ps3 in general. @ wiiplay, lol @ your first comment. @ i am god, change your name, i am religously offended. . .

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

No need to be offended, its just a random user name. These sales numbers are seriously impressive, I don't plan on buying a slim any time soon. I just don't need to, although they have triple my hard drive space I'll wait.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I'm proud to be one of those 1million. 🙂 although I wish I would have waited and imported one of those snazy FFXIII bundles.

raiden213
raiden213
11 years ago

Impressive indeed! Btw, I like the look of my phat ps3 more than the slim. Also, I have no more savings since I bought my 80gb and soon I will be in debt when all the exclusives comes out.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Nice. I am glad to hear things are looking up for Sony in the consoles sold market.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Thats good Sony. Now stay on the grind. Drop the games and support them with strong marketing.

I need Demon's Souls commercials. I need 5 years olds and 45 years olds to now what Uncharted 2 is. And next year MAG, GoW3, and GT5 must stay in consumers faces.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I agree, we need some advertising for these great exclusives. You have to spend money to make money.


Last edited by vicious54 on 9/24/2009 4:40:42 PM

H8WL3R
H8WL3R
11 years ago

Congrats to Sony for the estimated 1 million units sold of the newer PS3 "Slim" model thus far. I purchased one at Future Shop (with extended warranty) on the 26 of August.

I've been quite pleased and impressed with it overall. I was wondering however if anyone else has or knows someone who has experienced any hitches with the Wi-Fi? It can't seem to obtain the IP.

Thanks for your attention.

SILVERAMMO
SILVERAMMO
11 years ago

unchaterd 2 and mw2 are gonna keep me excited and then god of war 3 and gt5 are gonna give me next year

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

Man isn't it great to know that somewhere in those millions of dollars is you $299-$599 ^_^ makes me smile at the thought for some reason like im a part of the big picture. Congrats sony you've got one hell of a product ^_^

photo K
photo K
11 years ago

my bro wants one, he needs it. Why have a 1080p LCD when you don't have bluray?

its not like his 360 is going to be able to do that anytime soon.


Last edited by photo K on 9/24/2009 5:25:39 PM

smileys_007
smileys_007
11 years ago

I'm really tempted to buy a ps3 slim but it does not seem practical to buy another ps3 if you already have one. Oh well. I'm just gonna upgrade the hdd of my ps3 and i'm gonna buy a wireless router so that i could play online.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Wonder how many will fly off shelves for xmas? another mil at least.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

One million would be fewer than either of the previous years (not including the shortage-plagued launch), so let's hope it's more than that.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

"at least"

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I noticed. : )

I wasn't criticizing, just saying we should hope for much more.

Masterofallz
Masterofallz
11 years ago

Jesus, thats awesome. That only shows you how many people secretly liked the ps3.

By the way, the marketing team is doing an awesome job. I must've seen that same ps3 commercial at least 5 different times. (The rumor one)