Sony’s impressive sales leap this week following the launch of the PS3 Slim on September 1st has seen the console top the UK hardware sales charts for the first time since January 2008.
PS3 software sales enjoyed a notable boom thanks to the increased hardware performance, up 17 per cent in unit terms week-on-week – though they still lag behind software sales on both Xbox 360 and Wii.
In value terms PS3 software climbed five per cent compared to the week before, though again, Xbox 360 remains the most valuable software market in the UK.
In reality, sales of PS3 this week were 11x greater than the week before. “Obviously people have been waiting for PS3 Slim,” ChartTrack added. Sales of Xbox 360 were up 29 per cent in the same period.