There was a time when you would glance at the top-selling video game list at Amazon and rarely find anything related to the PlayStation 3. That was over two years ago, though, and things have changed.
It's interesting to look at the Bestsellers in Video Games Amazon list now, which plainly features a strong showing on Sony's part. Halo 3: ODST unsurprisingly holds the top spot as it just released, and the legions of franchise fans have quickly responded. That was expected, but what's interesting is that the PS3 Slim – even after nearly one month on the market – remains high at #3 (while the Xbox 360 labors down at #21), while the Dual Shock 3 controller sits pretty at #2. Furthermore, impending blockbuster Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is in at #4 and even the Blu-Ray remote manages to crack into the top 15. Oddly enough, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is down at #10, but that's likely because the majority of fans have already placed their pre-order a while ago. Sony claiming three of the top five spots is a definite accomplishment, though, and it's worth noting if one has a good memory and can remember the dark days of the PS3's early existence. The God of War Collection is in the top 20, too, and you can expect that to rise as the weeks roll by; many people will want to play that GoWIII demo.
Sony needs to maintain this momentum through the holiday season; they snagged it with the price drop and introduction of the new Slim model…now they just gotta hang on to it.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves