80GB PS3 sales increase by 5,685% on Amazon
- Posted August 3rd, 2007 at 12:43 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 19 Comments
Sales of the 80GB PlayStation 3 model have increased by as much as 5,685 per cent following yesterday’s pre-sale at online retailer Amazon.com.
The new SKU, which is scheduled to go on sale from August 12th, contains a 80GB hard drive plus a copy of Evolution Studios’ MotorStorm and will retail for USD 599.99.
As previously reported, Sony is currently selling the original 60GB SKU for the reduced price of USD 499; however, the model is to be discontinued after stock at retail is sold out. In related news, the 60GB PS3 is also currently ranked as Amazon’s top selling product in the retailers Computer & Videogames division.
Sony has so far sold a total of 1.4 million PlayStation 3 units across North America, and is currently forecasting a further 11 million shipments for the remainder of the fiscal year.
- 7:51am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
alot of people were talking about this... although the salesmy have gone up my a litle from nothing it's still gool to see that kind of percentage jump. :)
- 7:55am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
1.4 mil since price drop couple of weeks ago? gr8 news
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- 7:55am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Well, i seen people upgraded their ps3 system to 355, that 80 is nothing really and it doesnt make any difference in my opinion. Sony should sell a separate hard drive so, people can buy it and increase thier hard drive thats for ps3 system. Sony is mindless with these stuff thats why they are losing money.
- 8:10am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
I think that the 1.4 million PS3 sold in north america is since lunch and not since the price drop.
- 8:15am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
^ There would be no cause for Sony to sell a seperate hard drive, the reasoning behind putting a standard 2.5" hard drive in there is that people could just buy a regular laptop hard drive off the shelf at their own discretion and install it at home, like it says to in the instruction manual. Right now you could walk into a shop and buy a 160GB hard drive for your PS3 for a fairly reasonable cost without having to splash out for a newer SKU.
Production costs on a 80GB hard drive now, compared to a 60GB hard drive four months ago would be roughly the same, so there's no reason not to add that extra 20GB.
If they're so mindless, then why did their sales just jump by 5,685% overnight?
- 8:45am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
if sony was to make there internal hard drive and sell it... that would make them just like M$. tha not good, i respect sony talent making skillz, as soon as you think that they are crazy BAM!!! sales increes :) they still have not let me down, so no reason to say they should do something else. with to winning game platform, there is no reason for sony to change the formula that works for them :) woot! go sony.
- 9:08am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
So, is it 5,685 or 5.685? Most likely it's the latter as 5685 seems impossible, but still 5.685% is good.
- 9:15am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
no its 5,685%, the reason y its so high is because pre order's r just being taking it, if sales were 5.685, they wouldnt post it duh, but good job people for buying ps3's, sony u know what u need to do, bring on the 400$ 40gb model
- 9:37am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
so were at 7.4 mil? if so HOLY 5h!t
- 10:06am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Did i read that right.5685%!!!!!!!!!!!!Now i am sure that Sony knows what it is doing.
- 11:53am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
psn id: gingo... this is looking good but i reckon sony would have sold so much more if they only had 60gig at $499 with motorstorm bundled in that would have been awesome
- 12:00pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Sweet,love seein sony having some good times
- 1:00pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Wee.. (no, not Wii!!) almost 6 percent.... that is either 1 more or a billion more, i'll guess about... not so much. How come this be something to make an article about, you should insted just make an article showing the differences between the sales on all consoles! Including the differences on the SKU's.
- 1:49pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
It has not been 1.4 million since the price drop, they mean since the release. And 5,685% is possible. If they only sold 1 80GB PS3 yesterday and 2 today that means that sales doubled. meaning sales increased by 100%. 5,685% is very reasonable when you think of how percentages actually work. Percentages are hard to increase when dealing with the PS3 sales overall, but with sales of the 80GB sku which just started it's very easy to increase sales by that size.
- 3:27pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
I might have considered this but an extra 20GBs isn't worth selling and buying again. I'll probably just throw in a 200GB when the warranty expires.
- 6:41pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
so basically that means that sales increased by almost 6× right?
- 7:50pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Thats pretty cool. Huge jump cause its new product in a way, but cool regardless. Nice job Sony.
- 10:39pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
It's a huge jump for Sony. Uh Oh! Sony is creepin on a come up. I bet MS is feeling the heat. Sony has already exceded 6 million in sales, across the globe, and it's only been 81/2 months, OUCH!! Sony's catching up, there already half way caught up with MS. It just shows what happens when you challenge a PROFESSIONAL console maker, who's main concern is, to sell the consumer a quality product, you know, who cares about the gamers. SONY WILL TAKE THROAN AGAIN!!
- 5:11pm EDT - August 4th, 2007
Love it,Sony is here to win it, only with time they will destroy the competition sales-wise.
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