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PS3 sales plummet in second week

April 4th, 2007 · No Comments

There was always going to be a large number of gamers eager to pick-up the much-delayed European , which goes a long way to explaining the quantity of consoles Sony shifted in its opening weekend. But the tangible sense of anticlimax so evident amongst consumers and retail has been given substance by newly released Chart Track figures, which show sales down by 82 per cent in the PS3’s second week. The data, collated from UK high-street retail outlets, also reveals that sales of key titles, Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall Of Man, dropped by 60 per cent during the same period. Has everyone that wants a PS3 now got one?
In an effort to step up its battle against Nintendo’s dominant DS handheld, Sony has announced price cuts for the . The US portable will drop by 30 dollars, to a base price of 170 bucks. European price cuts are thought to be imminent.
“We have always been passionate about making great entertainment accessible to everyone, and the new price for PSP reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting and expanding the PSP community,” said Sony’s Jack Tretton.
To date, the PSP has sold 25 million units worldwide.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

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