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Published on March 26th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

165,000 PS3s sold at UK launch – Breaks Sales Records

Looks like the PS3 has set record launch numbers in the UK. The game heats up as we speak…

The figure is three quarters of the total 220,000 UK launch stock for day one, and makes PS3 second only to PSP in the overall launch weekend sales stakes. The Sony handheld shifted 185,000 in its opening weekend back in September 2005.

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.

Well, it seems that price isn’t as big a deal in the UK as everyone seems to have made it out to be, becoming the fastest selling console in the region and all.

Now comes the real test – can they keep the momentum they have? The summer lull is always a time for lackluster sales – by no fault of gamers, of course. This Christmas season could very likely decide who the big dog of the console wars ends up.

Who’s placing bets?

Record-breaking 165,000 PS3s sold at UK launch [via MCVUK]

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