Release Of The “New PS3” Causes 138% Sale Increase

According to initial reports, sales of the PS3 jumped 138% last week after the release of the newly styled but decidely retro-looking “new” PS3.

The new PS3, with its top-loading design and deep ridges, had some speculating that Sony weren’t quite on the ball. We disagreed, and think it’s lovely.

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It looks like you all agree, too, as nearly 40% of PS3 sales were the new model.

Via Twitter.

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18 Comments

  1. Having seen one ‘in the flesh’ at EGXP it looks much better than some of the pictures have suggested.

    • Exactly this. It’s better in reality than in renders.

      Still not my cup of tea, and I still think they should have gone all out of the “Spock’s Torpedo Coffin” look, and somehow got the Star Trek font.

  2. I think it’s lovely too.

  3. It selling a lot isn’t going to change my opinion of it being ugly…

    • Well it should! Allow your opinion to be distorted by peer pressure, damn you!

  4. I think it looks smart. I like its retro look.

  5. Looks smart to me too. Ridges remind me of the PS2, which is a great thing in my mind :) If my 60GB ever dies i’ll happily upgrade to one of these bad boys.

  6. I guess the FIFA 13 bundle helped too.

  7. My arse looks better than the new model lol

    • Your arse my arse! (as Ricky Tomlinson would say) ;)

  8. I really like it. Been thinking about getting another PS3 for our spare room for Bluray and Netflix, etc. I think this could be ideal.

  9. It’s strange, Argos(UK) & Amazon.co.uk still haven’t had any stock of the New PS3 yet??? :-/
    + I love the Retro look of the New PS3 :P

  10. Its much better in the flesh than the renders put out…i bought one in hmv on Friday, £259.99 for 500gig model + fifa 13, gran turismo academy edition, uncharted 3 goty edition and £10 hmv voucher.best thing was i traded in one of my 120gig slims and only had to pay £109 for it all.

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