Pese al pronóstico de muchos, Playstation 3 ha batido records de ventas en el Reino Unido. Con mas de 160.000 consolas vendidas
Efectivamente, PS3 bate el anterior record cifrado en 105.000 consolas.
Record-breaking 165,000 PS3s sold at UK launch
18:45, Mar 26th 2007 by Neil Long
New format becomes fastest-selling home console ever over its debut.
The figure is three quarters of the total 220,000 UK launch stock for day one, and makes PS3 second only to PSP in the overall launch a days sales stakes. The Sony handheld shifted 185,000 during its opening days back in September 2005.
PS3’s record-breaking debut for a home console comfortably beats the previous top seller Nintendo Wii, which sold 105,000 after its frantic launch days in December last year. Fellow format rival Xbox 360 racked up an estimated 70,000 at launch in December 2005.
The figure also means that Sony has not sold all of its opening days stock, something the platform holder claims is part of its overall strategy at retail.
- Read this Friday's MCV for a full, authoritative analysis of the PS3 launch