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FRANCE: PS3 sales soar

Numbers from La Tribune suggest that the PS3 Slim sold 37,000 units in its first week of release in France – an increase of 1000 per cent. The growth mirrors that seen in the UK according to ChartTrack, and the actual sales number is likely to be similar to the …

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PS3 Slim sales ahead of expectations

The UK office of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is unsurprisingly delighted with the week one success of its newly redesigned PS3 Slim console. The first week’s Chart-Track numbers for sales of the new PS3 were ahead of our expectations, so we were extremely pleased,” SCE UK’s sales director Mark Howsen …

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JAPAN: PS3 enjoys best ever week

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 …

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PS3 leads hardware charts race

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 …

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UK CHARTS: Batman still top

Eidos’ latest title based on the Caped Crusader, Batman: Arkham Asylum, is enjoying its second week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, despite continued pressure from Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort. The motion-based sports title has to settle for second spot for the third …

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PS3 sales up 999%

Having launched at UK retail last Tuesday, Sony’s PS3 console has enjoyed a colossal week-on-week sales jump, with numbers of ChartTrack’s Week 36 showing a 999 per cent sales increase over the week before. ChartTrack has told MCV that it is not releasing specific sales numbers, but did say: The …

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Sony targeting Wii owners

Sony says it will win over lapsed gamers, Wii owners and former PlayStation 2 gamers with its mammoth marketing push for PS3. Earlier this week the format holder revealed plans to spend over 80m on European marketing efforts for the redesigned console, which arrives on Tuesday, September 1st priced at …

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Sony: 360 cut wont change PS3 Slim plans

Ahead of Microsoft’s confirmed Xbox 360 price cut announcement tomorrow, Sony has told MCV that it will not move forward the launch of PS3 Slim to compete with Microsoft’s discounted machine this bank holiday weekend. We have agreements in place with all retailers and Centresoft to make sure the release …

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Hirai explains new PS3 logo

SCE boss Kaz Hirai has explained Sony’s decision to ditch the controversial Spider-man font in its PlayStation 3 logo and revert to a more compact ‘PS3′ for its new slimline console. We wanted to make sure that we set a new direction for the PS3,” Hirai told The Times Online. …

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Sony making a loss on PS3 Slim

Kaz Hirai, the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment, has admitted that the platform holder will make a loss on every PS3 Slim it sells. When asked if that was the case, Hirai told The Times Online: If you’re just talking about the hardware alone, the quick answer is yes. I …

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