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Retailers delighted with PS3 launch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Mar 2007 14:07 User comments (6)

Retailers delighted with PS3 launch UK retailers were absolutely delighted with the amount of PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles that were sold in the territory since launch, saying it was the biggest ever launch of a "home console". "Given the relatively plentiful supply, it's fair to say this was our biggest-ever console launch in unit and value terms," HMV's head of games Tim Ellis told GamesIndustry.biz.
He added: "We still have some consoles in stock around the chain, as we were able to order plenty, but we expect these to sell these through over the coming days and weeks, especially as new games titles are released." Retailers will continue to unload stock over the busy Easter period, but some have warned that lowering prices to move stock could harm long term sales.

"It's been a remarkable week for us here at GAME following the successful launch of the PlayStation 3," revealed Anna Macario, marketing director at GAME. "We have seen huge demand and seen fantastic sales throughout our 400 stores around the country."

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131.3.2007 16:47

glad to hear it

231.3.2007 18:00
BobbyBlu
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Quote:
"It's been a remarkable week for us here at GAME following the successful launch of the PlayStation 3," revealed Anna Macario, marketing director at GAME. "We have seen huge demand and seen fantastic sales throughout our 400 stores around the country."
Good to hear this news but some how soME way somebody going to say it PR....LMAO

331.3.2007 20:00
26r0cK
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Congrats Sony! Their efforts for trying to create the craziest console is starting to look good.

41.4.2007 0:51
pigfister
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they need to push it big in euro as it is far from doing well in the us or asia, thats if the game charts have anything to do with it.

us charts march.taken from digitiser channel 4 teletext uk, week ending 1/4/07

1(-) crackdown(360)
2(-) wii play (wii)
3(-) diddy kong racing ds (ds)
4(5) Zelda: twilight princess (wii)
5(2) Guitar Hero ii (ps2)
6(3) Gears of war (360)
7(-) Major League Baseball 2k7 (360)
8(1) Lost Planet (360)
9(4) Warioware: smooth moves (wii)
10(-) NBA Street Homecourt (360)

japanese charts:

1(-) Orochi warriors (ps2)
2(1) Yoshi's Island ds (ds)
3(-)dbz: Harukanaru densetsu (ds)
4(2) word puzzle: mojipittan ds (ds)
5(2) monster hunt freedom 2 (psp)
6(4) wii sports (wii)
7(-) crayon shin-chan ds (ds)
8(6) prof layton mystery village (ds)
9(7) wii play (wii)
10(12) supermario bros (ds)

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52.4.2007 5:32
BobbyBlu
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Spain, week ended March 25

1. Resistance: Fall of Man

2. F1 Championship Edition

3. MotorStorm

4. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training

5. Virtua Tennis 3

6. Call of Duty 3

7. Spectrobes

8. Final Fantasy XII

9. Ridge Racer 7

10. Big Brain Academy

Italy, week ended March 25

1. Resistance: Fall of Man

2. MotorStorm

3. F1 Championship Edition

4. Ridge Racer 7

5. Final Fantasy XII

6. Virtua Tennis 3

7. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

8. Call of Duty 3

9. Genji: Days of the Blade

10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Germany, week ended March 18

1. The Sims 2: Seasons

2. Final Fantasy XII

3. Mario Slam Basketball

4. Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike

5. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training

6. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

7. Spectrobes

8. World of Warcraft

9. Test Drive Unlimited

10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

62.4.2007 8:16

Smoke and Mirrors just marketing BS... They're not showing us the real numbers and they still have PLENTY on the shelves so the fact that they FINALLY have had one day of successful sales because they lowered the price point just shows how stupid and greedy they are.

This is a lot like sports players who are loosing miserably but make one good play in a game and celebrate like they won the championship, what a joke.

Now with that said if the price remains low I just might go buy one just for the BD player and then the fact that I will get a free console out of it, if you'd like to look at it that way.

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