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.