PS3 breaks UK console records

Chart Track says approximately 165,000 PlayStation 3s were sold in console's first two days on market in UK, second-best regional debut only to PSP.

UK gamers apparently didn't hold a grudge after Sony delayed the launch of the PlayStation 3 in Europe for three months. The console went on sale in the UK this past weekend, and the first round of sales numbers are in.

According to industry watcher Chart Track, the PS3 became the fastest-selling home console (does not include portables) in UK history, with almost 165,000 moved in its first two days on sale.

The PS3 was still behind a portable in the all-time gaming platform ranks, but it's doubtful that Sony will mind. The PlayStation Portable holds the record for fastest-selling gaming console with approximately 185,000 sold in its first two days on sale. The previous record holder for home consoles was the Wii, which sold more than 50,000 units in its first 12 hours, and was widely reported to have sold approximately 105,000 units in its opening weekend.

The PS3 helped two Sony software titles take the top spots on the UK's all-formats chart last week, with Resistance: Fall of Man and Motorstorm falling in slots one and two, respectively. Overall, six of the top 10 all-formats games were PS3 titles.

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100percentgamer
100percentgamer

lmao look wat i found off wikipedia,sorry for it being long as **** PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 games that have sold one million copies or more. MotorStorm (3 million)[146] Resistance: Fall of Man (2.5 million)[147] Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (1 million)[148] Total PlayStation 3 games sold as of January 1, 2008: 54.4 million.[149] PlayStation Portable PlayStation Portable games that have sold one million copies or more. PlayStation PortableDaxter (2 million)[150] Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (1.95 million approximately, 1.83 million in US,[16] 125,000 in Japan)[151] Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (1.95 million)[25] Monster Hunter Freedom (1.15 million)[25] Need for Speed: Most Wanted (1.04 million approximately, 1.02 million in US,[16] 27,000 in Japan)[151] Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (1 million)[152] Tekken: Dark Resurrection (1 million)[136] Wipeout Pure (1 million)[153] Total PlayStation Portable games shipped as of March 31, 2007: 101.4 million.[154] Wii WiiWii games that have sold one million copies or more. Wii Sports (17.85 million)[65] Wii Play (9.23 million)[65] Super Mario Galaxy (5.19 million)[65] Mario Party 8 (4.35 million)[65] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (4.3 million)[65] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (3.4 million)[66] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2.89 million approximately, 1.490 million in Japan,[67] 1.4 million in US)[68] Super Paper Mario (2.16 million)[65] Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (2 million)[65] WarioWare: Smooth Moves (1.82 million)[69] Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (1.8 million)[66] Wii Fit (1.752 million in Japan)[67] Mario Strikers Charged (1.65 million)[65] Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (1.6 million)[66] Carnival Games (1.2 million)[66] Rayman Raving Rabbids (1.2 million)[66] Sonic and the Secret Rings (1.2 million)[66] Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (1.14 million)[65] Link's Crossbow Training (1.07 million)[65] Red Steel (1 million)[66] Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (1 million shipped)[70] Total Wii games sold as of December 31, 2007: 113.19 million[64] Total Virtual Console games sold as of December 31, 2007: over 10 million[71] Game Boy and Game Boy Color Game Boy Game Boy Color Game Boy and Game Boy Color games that have sold one million copies or more. Tetris (33 million)[72] Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (20.08 million approximately, 10.23 million in Japan,[39] 9.85 million in US)[16] [edit] Nintendo DS Nintendo DSNintendo DS games that have sold one million copies or more. Nintendogs (17.79 million)[65] Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (14.17 million)[65] New Super Mario Bros. (13.14 million)[65] Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (11.71 million)[65] Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (9.84 million)[65] Mario Kart DS (9.67 million)[65] Animal Crossing: Wild World (9.2 million)[65] Super Mario 64 DS (5.78 million)[65] Big Brain Academy (4.61 million)[65] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (3.82 million)[65] Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (3.08 million)[69]

wotsit3
wotsit3

Good job selling all those consoles sony lets hope it encourages them to bring out top games for the ps3 ASAP!

KnowSkillz
KnowSkillz

SONY vs Microsoft. I wouldn't stand behind either company. These two tyrants took over the gaming industry, stomping on Nintendo, Sega, and countless others. As to say which console is better is a ridiculous argument. The PS3 has better hardware and free online gaming, you just pay more up front. Microsoft has more game titles, costs less up front, and MS has bought up as many gaming titles as they could. So there will always be a competition. COMPETITION IS GOOD, it raises the bar for each company. POINT BLANK Microsoft = EVIL SONY = EVIL Which is the lesser of the two. It doesn't matter to me. You? Don't be an angry geek.

willerdrew
willerdrew

there is no such things as an only HD game you ideot!!

charley_mcd
charley_mcd

I dont understand XBOX LIVE ,pay money for online play which u can get on PS3 for free.the only advantage for 360 live is that u get acheivments witch get you t-shirts,wow.I dont need icons and t-shirts to prove im an okay gamer.i dont know ehy i would want to pay 40£ a year for icons and t-shirts.WHAT A RIP OFF!!

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

i think this is a mere media advertising, i own a X360, before a PS2, i changed because of games, prices, and convenience, plus XBOX LIVE!

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@TTDog "Xbox fanboy still dreaming, we got games, very very good games.. still more good games. U don't catch reality, reality catches you." I was referring to Xbox Fanboys, they usually state that their games are only matter. My post mainly discuss console hardwares, market trend and business strategy. Just edit that message make it more clear. Happy Easter guys *v*

TTDog
TTDog

"Can u tell me which part of my comment is not base on facts? " The very good games part! Lots of potential games that "look" awesome in previews and demos but have yet to be played or completed. Lair looks great but is HD only so won't be worth squit to none HDTV owners, everything else is just potential. There hasn't been a single game yet that delivers what Sony have claimed about the console, they claimed PS2 was capable of Toy Story 2 graphics but they never happened, and if they think Little Big Planet is a console seller they must have a screw loose.

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@Cirus2 me fanboy. Fanboy is who emotionally involved and bias. Can u tell me which part of my comment is not base on facts?

Cirus2
Cirus2

smoothn00dle aka proper sony fanboy ps3 flopped already, over hyped and games on it are 90% games which are on 360 and only game which i would even buy a ps3 for is final fantasy series. 360 more powerful than ps3 on what i'v seen, only a game or 2 tat look better is oblivion only because they had over a year to improve it, optimise etc.

sain_skywalker
sain_skywalker

Why do we care about sales again? We shouldn't, report to us what we care about, you guys say it all the time, "gAMES GIVE US GAME blah blah", well start giving us games not sales records, and Console war ****

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

PS3 is going to own Europe, Asia and Australia market. The US market is in swing stage. Console war is about business strategy, market and money. Xbox fanboy still dreaming that they got THE games. What is the chance every major developers' flagship game will be on Xbox360? It is like saying my G/f is the most beautiful, it only in your own mind. U don't catch reality, reality catches you.

twallet
twallet

http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=23977 Perfect - with such a dramatic fall in sales I shouldn't have to wait longer than about 8 months until the price drops from its ridiculous level at the moment. I understand the power of the hardware in it, but no games console should ever cost that much.

TTDog
TTDog

"PS game will run better and more beautiful than xbox360" Yet all the evidence seen so far proves this to be cobblers. It seems the potential of the PS3 is somewhat less than Sony claimed, funny that, not like Sony to tell fibs (cough, cough, rumble being last gen and not working with motion sensors, couhg, cough, PS3 will have 100% backwards compatability)

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@blackpunk231 Don't panic! Xbox don't have any exclusive from Sony. It is mult-platform but not exclusive. DMC4, GTA4 or Creed, Xbox360 don't have exclusive on them. PS3 hardware outclass Xbox360 by a miles. PS game will run better and more beautiful than xbox360.

TTDog
TTDog

Sony also need to stop shooting themselves in the foot, it can hardly ahve helped the announcements of Backwards Compatability being dropped just prior to launch and then the rumble fiasco where they were shown to be "less than truthful" about rumble not working with the motion sensors. Nor has it helped that a lot of the launch titles that were ports seem to have been done with the minimum amount of effort on behalf of the publishers. Went game shopping with my kid last weekend and every game shop we hit had stacks of unsold PS3's, notices that they ARE in stock, yet the PS3 displays were notable only for the lack of anyone looking at them, and this was lunchtime saturday. It might make 700k sold but at the current rate thats going to be around the end of August, providing theres no further slump or summer sales drought, that can hardly be classed as a sucess. Right now its looking like the only people that seem to be rushing out and buying them are the die hard Sony fans who would buy a brick if Sony told them it could play DVD's.

blackpunk231
blackpunk231

i trust PS3 man! i 100% know that PS3 is a much more greater and stronger than xbox360 as it offers much more features and of course i trust SONY company.The only thing is that PS3 has to think about games,they have to brought more exclusive titles in them.As CAPCOM is now with xbox360,capcom is not publishing games for PS3 and that of PS3 title(devil may cry 4)bringing to xbox360.I dont know what CAPCOM is doing whether they are not trusting PS3 or they are publishing games to that console that has large sales figures.As 360 was first released it can has large sales figures but CAPCOM gotta trust PS3 as it has break the UK consoles records with 165,000 sold in UK. so game publishers and all the gamers out there trust PS3.i m sure that it will provide great games in future while it has already brought HOME for online gaming. what people talk about PS3?good or bad! it doesnt matters to me because i am always with PS3....

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@Bloodhawk_DX It is the first monthly total sales that important. If PS3 make it over 700000 units in Europe. That will be a success. Next they need to put out good games, start marketing campaign and counter smear campaign strategy

sizzlingdviper
sizzlingdviper

I find this hard to believe.Everyone I know who previously own PS2s all say the 3 is way too expensive+there seems to be plenty PS3s still in shops locally.

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

Nobuyuki Idei, Sony CEO (1998-2005) handed his CEO position to Howard Stinger, a British businessman and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. Chief executive of Sony Corporation of America before become CEO. Idei is a genius. The day he made Stinger as Sony CEO, the console war at Europe was won.

s_king7
s_king7

rstankos nice post I like the PS3 and will eventually get one after my exams in June, to give my opinion on the PS3 there is no real point of getting a PS3 until after the summer time because thats when the GOOD maybe GREAT games start coming out and ohh yeah the online service BIG improvement which is of course HOME, once Home is available we will start seeing what the PS3 has for the future, and come on smoothn00dle the XBOX aint that bad. don't forget LittleBigPlanet coming online this fall and by the way these figures are fact they didnt only come from Sony but have been confirmed by other organisations: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=23781

Atlemann
Atlemann

this is true: xbox 360 and wii would have sold more than the ps3 but couldnt ship enough consoles for launch, thats why ps3 is on the top of that list

stfolife
stfolife

did gamespot just write ............something good about the ps3?

rstankos
rstankos

I hope so. I think there is room for all the systems. And every innovation from anyone drives the others. And don't forget the PC. If it weren't for UT and Halo, I wouldn't be playing Fall of Man tonight!

RoC1909
RoC1909

@rstankos Nice post. Do you honestly think that there are 'mature gamers' that can take your advise instead of the 'my console is better than yours' bashing that gets going every time a new news post comes up? Ain't gonna happen here. Too many 'fanboys' that like starting trouble.

Dryker
Dryker

Interesting... I wonder how many people in the UK own a Wii or a 360, that would give the article better perspective and less Hype. The next 8 months will determine which console dominates the UK. It's all about this Holiday Season.

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

It will not last. The Wii is outselling both XBOX360 and PS3 worldwide and Wii and PS3 they came out about the same day worldwide.

fallinapostle
fallinapostle

the world will open there eyes and see a lot of the games playstaion had are no coming out for 360 and its a sad day when people say boycott capcom.

mushi799
mushi799

i say in a year sony will surpass the wii and 360

darkzerogamer
darkzerogamer

Wow you mean some country has actually embraced the PS3??

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@rstankos I respect your attitude. Every console has it strength and weakness. The market can't support 3 consoles at once. In long term, game developers will have to choose side because the cost of developing a game for each console is not economical. The weakest link is xbox360. Not even half as powerful as PS3, no blue-ray for HD market and try to target every market. Xbox fanboy talk crap just got me fire up. I like bikes too. thinking buying one. Ducat or Honda

rstankos
rstankos

Congrats for a good launch! I said, in a previous post, that I think the PS3 is the strongest system available. But there are many intangibles; what do you like to play? Which system has the game(s) you want to play? I'm bored with the "fanboy" approach to comments. The XBOX 360, Wii, and PS3 have many great features and games. So, why the bashing? If you have it (or have played it) tell us all what's good. Help those folks still on the fence which way to go. I own a PS3, a PSP, and a PS2. But I've played my friends systems, and they all have some great stuff. I enjoy playing all my old favorites from previous machines, but love seeing what is really "new" out there, (and I've seen some terrific games on all the platforms.) Allow me a quick analogy. I ride Harley-Davidson, and many people ask me, "What's the best bike?" I PREFER HD, but know that everyone builds a great motorcycle.So I always ask, "what kind of riding do you like to do?" Not "Honda sucks," etc. (Get it?) If you bought ANY system, it's because you like it best, and help the rest of us to learn what you found that makes yours the best for you. Thanks for letting me put my 2 cents in. Everyone enjoy. Every trick one guy comes up with, makes all of our games better.

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

Where is the Xbots? I can't see them here *v* This news is for them I call it "3000" Xbox360 Japan Sales "Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 3,492 units between Mar. 19 and Mar. 25. By comparison, the hardware sold 2,910 units the week prior."

willerdrew
willerdrew

ps3 was orginally planning a 120gb model and then the 360 brung out a 120 gb one. coincidental!

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

I think the Wii would have sold faster if Nintendo could have got more Nintendo Wiis in stock. It's a good start from Sony but can it keep up with Nintendo Wii and XBOX360. The PSP sold faster than the DS when it came out but it's now a long way behind it.

ufm
ufm

I YOUR FACE WII PS3 RULEZ!

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

ok I will not bring it up again as long as its not mentioned by anyone else, conrats to the PS3 for their success in the UK, I hope they don't release the 80GB until next year or they will ruin themselves all over again.

ChaosXeno
ChaosXeno

OMG got to love MS I mean GS .. Um i mean MS ug whats the difference =P

monty_4256
monty_4256

The wii is still sold out in a lot of places in the uk but I don't see what the wii has to do with this topic xElite_GameRx this is about the PS

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

lol that is total BS, sony may be behind wii with the PS3, but the PS2 proves that sony still has an advantage over nintendo. PS2 out sold the wii in a lot of months after its launch. Resistance, to a lot of people (especially in UK) is a game with better graphics and gameplay then anything for the wii (which still has no online game). Gears of War as well, destroys the wii in both categories selling more copies then any wii game. Their are a lot of good games coming up with both good graphics and gameplay and those are the kind of games that matter to me. Also all the owners of HDTV which the wii has no effect on and only increases the risk of breaking your HDTV with its faulty controller. The fact that the PS3 outsold wii in UK despite a long delay proves how badly they wanted PS3 for their HDTV's. Sony is not behind anyone, in fact they are ahead having both PS1 and PS2 be so successful (PS2 selling 110 million units).

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Graphics don't make games good they make them look good playability are what matters. Games are made to be fun and Nintendo knows that DS and Wii doing that to make games fun. Sony are behind Nintendo and Microsoft.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

first of all check your spelling before submitting your post in a haste. Next, the DS and wii are not outselling in the UK which means their not taken in by touch-screen or motion sensing. Just because its outselling here does not make it better. And the fact that you would come to a PS3 success topic to make hate remarks about it shows how immature you are and just shows the Xbox360/PS3 owners as more intelligent investors. If you enjoy a console just becuase you can touch a screen or fling your arm then thats really sad.

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Is that why DS amd Wii are outselling PSP and PS3 worldwide. Nintendo is great.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

wow chocolate, your just a lousy wii fan boy who can't accept the PS3 or xbox360 outselling your favorite console. I never heard anyone complain the way you do, even PS3 fan boys can accept their favorite console being outsold. The facts are the PS2 out sold the wii as well in most months of 2007. My cousin owns PC, a wii and a PS2, and after defeating zelda he lost interest in it. I have tried the wii and I have to say I am impressed with zelda, but I won't get a console for one game. My cousin plays kingdom hearts for PS2 and Graal online for PC more then his wii. UK gamers look for more then just motion sensing or touch-screen. They prefer consoles that give you more options and features. That's what the xbox360, PSP, and PS3 offer.

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

It might be the fastest selling console but that doesn't mean anything. The PSP were fast selling and they are now along way behind the Nintendo DS. The same might happen with the PS3 falling way behind XBOX360 and Wii in the long run.

Raiko101
Raiko101

I wish people would grow up a little. It's ok to support a console you've invested in, but why bother talking down other consoles? Well done to Sony for setting the two fastes-selling console records. I've no plans on buying a PS3 in the forseable future myself, but if things pick up, i'll gladly invest.