Sunday, January 25, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Postpones Earnings Announcement
January Windows 10 Build Released Through The Windows Insider Program
Flexible Computers Are Stil Away From Reality
China Denies Microsoft Outlook Hacking Allegations
A Look at Microsoft's New Spartan Browser
JOLED Joint Venture Company Established
Samsung Engineers Develop Wearable Sensor for Stroke Detection
Skype To Be Part Of Windows 10
Active Discussions
HELP!!!
full screen wide screen
UDF errors
Hi
The Simplest Way to Download KODAK HERO 7.1 Driver
About the restriction problem of chapter quantity in DVD
Booktype utilities for LiteON and OEM DVD Recorders
downgrade a nero vision 5 project to nero vision 2
 Home > News > General Computing > PS2 sal...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, November 03, 2004
PS2 sales triple as new slimline model launches


And massive sales of San Andreas won't have hurt its success either.

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 2 console edged ever closer to the seven million unit mark in the UK last week, as the launch of the slimline redesigned PS2 console - dubbed PStwo by the media - drove a threefold increase in weekly hardware sales.

Almost 50,000 units of the redesigned console are believed to have been snapped off shelves all over the UK when it launched last Friday, pushing the PS2 way out ahead of Microsoft's rival Xbox.

PlayStation 2 enjoyed well over double the sales of Xbox last week despite a gain for the Xbox which saw its sales picking up by seven per cent. The GameCube barely registers on the scale, though, being outsold by a factor of 17 to one by the PS2.

Nintendo is rather more successful in the UK handheld market, with the GBA SP experiencing a 31 per cent sales rise and coming in ahead of the Xbox on the chart, if both handhelds and home consoles are considered together.

While the launch of the new model of PS2 is obviously a key factor in driving sales of the console, the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas factor has to be considered as well -with Rockstar North's PS2-exclusive game driving more money through tills in the UK last weekend than any film has ever clocked up at the box office on its opening weekend here.


Previous
Next
CD-R Royalties Cut        All News        ASUS Announces P5AD2-E Premium
Tiny Drive With Fingerprint Recognition Protects Data     General Computing News      ASUS AP1720-E2 Workstation Offers Powerful Dual-Nocona Processing and Affordable Memory and Graphics Support

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Unveils New Line of Blu-ray Disc Players
Sony at 2015 International CES
'The Interview' Now Avaiable on iTunes
Vaio to Compete Against Sony
Sony Releases The Interview Online
Sony To Release The Interview Movie After All
North Korea Suggests Joint Inverstigation With U.S. Over Sony Hacking
FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
North Korea Linked To Recent Sony Hacking
Sony Global Education Established
Sony Film Debut Canceled After Threats
Sony Single-Lens OLED Display Module Turns Any Eyewear Into Smartglasses

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .