PlayStation 3 Sales Blaze Retailers Worldwide

September 7, 2009Written by Jonathan Leack


The legendary PlayStation 3 Slim was only a rumor months ago, and as the anticipation grew, the sales of the original PS3 models began to lessen. With the official announcement of the PlayStation 3 Slim only weeks ago at the European GamesCom, many predicted that Sony would reap some big rewards due to their decision to finally make their dynamic multimedia center available for the golden price of $299.

Data is starting to pour in as retailers submit their sales counts of the PlayStation 3 Slim, and things are looking good for Sony. Preliminary data states that the PlayStation 3 Slim managed to sell over 500,000 units worldwide. To be more specific, the totals show sales of 150,000 units in Japan, 200,000 units in Europe, and 125,000 units in North America. If numbers are correct, this would be one of the highest selling totals for any console during a non-holiday season.

According to many retailers, although Sony has done a great job of resupplying units, many retailers are sold out while demand increases. In response to the record sales numbers, Sony commented that they expected increased sales of the product after their price reduction of $100, and are confident going into this Holiday season.

While the sales numbers have not been finalized, the number of sales seems to be in the vicinity of between 500,000 to 600,000 units. Not bad for its first week out.