JAPAN: PS3 enjoys best ever week

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Having enjoyed a massive sales boost in the UK following the arrival of the new Slim incarnation last week, the launch of the PS3 Slim in Japan has propelled Sony's machine to a new sales record.

Kotaku reports that the PS3 Slim sold 150,252 in its first week of sale – the most it has ever sold in a single week since its debut in 2006.

88,000 machines were sold in the first two days alone, with the weekly total reaching 150,832 according to figures from Famitsu.

Life-to-date sales of PS3 in Japan now stand at 3,431,964.