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PS3 Console Sales Pass The 5 Million Mark In UK

Matt Gardner
Console sales, Fergal Gara, Playstation 3, PS3, Sony

PS3 Console Sales Pass The 5 Million Mark In UK

Well it's a good day for Sony, as their Playstation 3 has sailed past the 5 million consoles sales landmark here in the UK, helped no doubt by the recent launch of the Super Slim PS3, which is less than half the size and weight of the very first 60GB model.

“This is another historic moment for the PlayStation brand, and something I’m incredibly proud of," said Sony UK & Ireland MD Fergal Gara. "I’d like to thank all our consumers, retailers and 3rd party partners for helping us achieve this figure, and look forward to continued success.”

Chatting to MCV, Gara went on to expand upon the landmark, suggesting that it was the momentum that had drivven sales forward to this point and beyond that was exciting him, rather than necessarily the milestone itself.

“It is fantastic that we passed the 5m mark. But most importantly to me is not the milestone itself, but the fact that there is momentum behind it. And with the new chassis, and the way the market is panning out this year, PlayStation definitely has the momentum.”

“I am pleased with the talent we’ve got on board. You can actually feel the energy going through the business.

“These guys know that they have a lot to do to make sure the Christmas plans are sharp and focused, and they have come to them relatively late. So they are working at a hell of a pace. I can already feel a positive buzz that wasn’t there only a few weeks ago.”

We reckon he's pretty chuffed.

Add a comment5 comments
ODB_69  Oct. 11, 2012 at 13:40

You've missed a vital bit of info out here. Numerous (possibly all) publishers got sent a cake with a PS logo on it

I also have a pic of said cake (in a sliced state)

Vital info that

Edit - google 'playstation cake 11 October' plenty of pics

Last edited by ODB_69, Oct. 11, 2012 at 15:47
Tsung  Oct. 11, 2012 at 15:47

yeah, i was going to ask.. Did you get your cake?

ODB_69  Oct. 11, 2012 at 16:34

Mentions of cake and still no response from them after 2 hours. Surely some sort of disaster at Dealspwn towers??

MattGardner  Oct. 11, 2012 at 16:43

Sadly not...but then our mailing address has changed, so it's entirely possible that someone, somewhere, is currently sat on a tiny pile of review code eating a Playstation cake and looking smug.

Or Sony hate us.

DivideByZero  Oct. 12, 2012 at 13:40

Do we know how many units the 360 has sold?

I have both and like both and I am not looking to start a flame war. Just interested.

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