Monday, May 04, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
CoreOS App Container Spec Gains Support From Tech Companies
Intel Accelerates Data Centers With New SSD DC S3510 Series
Some Android Smartphone Apps May Track You
GE Collaborates With Apple , Qualcomm, On Intelligent Lighting
Microsoft Announces New Solutions For IT Professionals
Facebook Launches Open Internet.org Platform
HP Revamps Its Desktop PC Offerings, Releases New 4K Display
Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphones Have Memory Leak Problems
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
burning
 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
Camera Sensor And Playstation Sales Kepts Sony's Annual Profit High
Sony Raises Profit Forecast
Sony Unveils New Home Audio Products
Sony Xperia Z4 Smartphone Unveiled In Japan
Sony's 4K Ultra HD TV Lineup Coming In The U.S.
Sony Unveils Pro 1TB And 2TB Hard Disk Drives with Thunderbolt and USB3.0 Dual Interface
Sony Increases Production Capacity for Stacked CMOS Image Sensors
Sony To Sell Olympus Shares
Android Lollipop Coming On Xperia Z3 And Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Brings You Cinematic sound With New Sound Bars
Sony Releases New 4K/HD Memory Player
Sony's Project Morpheus Upgraded, Coming in 2016

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 .