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PS3 Sales Up 65 Percent

Cheaper stuff sells more. Fact.

That PlayStation 3 price cut that was announced at Gamescom? I thought they hadn’t gone quite far enough, especially for the UK where retailers already squeeze the price down as far as they can get away with. It seems that I was wrong.

According to MCV’s “reliable source”, sales of Sony’s home console have leapt by 65 percent, week-on-week following the price reduction. This is obviously good news for Sony who will have been hoping for this kind of result. Take into account the fact that Sony’s own intense marketing campaign for the price drop only starts today, and it looks like an even more promising result so far.

This Friday sees the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (review at 5PM) which marks the start of the release schedule picking up again as it heads into the holiday season. With a new price and a new marketing campaign, there’s never been a more promising time for Sony’s sales records. With the availability (and budget price, by this point) of some great first party titles and a healthy looking holiday season for the console, there’s never been a better time to buy into the system either.

Source: MCV

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23 Comments
  1. ray_gillespie
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    “That PlayStation 3 price cut that was announced at E3″

    When was this?

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 14:58.
    • Jaffa-the-Cake
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      They mean GamesCom

      Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:02.
      • Snakefingers13
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Shoddy journalism? :P

        Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:22.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      blah, brain fart!
      I’ll fix it now :)

      Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:34.
      • ray_gillespie
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Well done :)

        Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:51.
  2. Jambo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Cough, Gamescom, cough :P

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:00.
    • Jambo
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Looking forward to the Deus Ex review though I don’t think I will be able to afford it for a few months.

      Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:01.
  3. blackredyellow
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    I’ll be getting a shiny new 320GB once I’m back from holiday!

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:01.
    • whoelse
      Writer
      Since: Forever

      Only it will be matte not shiny!

      Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 18:09.
      • SilverCider
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        Picky picky picky… :P

        Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 18:12.
      • Jaffa-the-Cake
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        The sides of the slim are still fingerprint magent shiny.

        Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 19:09.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I wouldn’t have expected such a quick jump in sales but that’s certainly good news.

    I hope the Deus Ex review is good! (but fair obviously) ;)

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:02.
  5. Reality Check
    Banned
    Since: May 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:25.
    • moshi
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      I thought 3 was the magic number.

      Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:35.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        the real magic is in the number 69

        Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 15:45.
  6. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Good to hear ;)

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 16:04.
  7. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I know I mention it from time-to-time but it really is important to see this. Over 80% of PS2 sales were when the RRP was under £200 and it’s one helluva psychological barrier to sneak under when parents are sizing up what to get Little Johnny at Christmas.

    It’s come too late in the lifecycle for me but better late than never, that’s for sure. :-)

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 16:21.
  8. iBirch
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    As you guys said perfect time for this with all the great games this holiday season Sony should do great with hardware and software.

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 16:59.
  9. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Go Sony. The ps3 is an epic bit of kit and well worth the price. I am considering getting a second for my bedroom.

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 20:45.
  10. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Yeh and now they should advertise the hell out of it and the games coming for it this year INCLUDING MW3.

    Give a big F U to Microsoft who advertise multiplatform games as ‘ON XBOX 360″, tricking the average consumer into thinking its only on 360

    Comment posted on 22/08/2011 at 22:28.

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