Playstation 3 breaks sales record in the UK

Despite the delays, and the incredible amount of negative press that Sony has received (and made) lately, the launch of their new console in the lands of the Queen was incredibly good in sales numbers. Even though some websites claim that the console is selling very badly, and that you can still find in the shelves of numerous stores, MCV magazine claims that the sales in the UK were record breaking, leaving behind the rival XBox 360 and even the popular Nintendo Wii by selling 165000 consoles.

PS3’s record-breaking debut for a home console comfortably beats the previous top seller Nintendo Wii, which sold 105,000 after its frantic launch weekend in December last year. Fellow format rival Xbox 360 racked up an estimated 70,000 at launch in December 2005.

Considering that the launch titles lineup is, in my opinion, a bit disappointing (because of no Gran Turismo, or Tekken or Wipeout), I think that Sony really does have a reason to celebrate. No wonder they can give away free Bravia televisions to their customers.

[Via Kotaku]

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