New PS3 Sells Out on Amazon, But Doesn’t Break Into The Top 10

September 25, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

With the new ‘super-slim’ PS3 out today in the US, no one was really sure how the market would react considering the console actually costs more than the regular slim, but adds in more value. Now it looks like the new product has sold out on Amazon… but that might just be because there wasn’t enough stock.

If you head on over to the Amazon page, you’ll notice that the super-slim is already out of stock, something that you’d think would mean that it’s been selling like crazy. But, instead, the console is only number 42 on the top 100 selling video games – below the 30 of the regular slim. It also failed to break into the top 10 of the movers and shakers. For comparison’s sake, the Xbox 250GB is currently at no.32, the 4GB Kinect version is at 36 and the 4GB standalone is at 40.

Why the world’s largest digital retailer has so few new PS3s for sale on launch day is rather odd, and it does make you wonder if Sony released the super-slim before they could build up sufficient stock, just so they could get it out before the holiday season.

Elsewhere, the PS3 is available at GameStop and Sony Stores – but is listed for pre-order at BestBuy, and isn’t even listed on WalMart, Toys R Us, Target, Sears, KMart or Fry’s – all of which are places Sony links to on the PS Blog as “where to buy“.

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