PlayStation 3 Hardware/Software Makes Strong UK Debut
The UK release of the PlayStation 3 is being heralded as the country's top selling console launch, with 165k units selling during its first weekend, and Resistance appearing at the top of the week's software charts.
The results, released by retailer monitor ChartTrack, show that the PlayStation 3 has sold around three quarters of Sony's UK allocation, putting the launch well ahead of the weekend releases of the Wii and the Xbox 360, which each sold 105,000 and 70,000 in their first weekends.
The number also comes in second overall of UK launches, with only the company's own PSP ahead, which sold 185,000 units in its September 2005 launch.
According to software chart data, the PS3 release has also pushed a number of launch titles into the UK's top 10 best sellers as well. Resistance: Fall of Man took the top slot in ChartTrack's top 40, with Motorstorm Evolution coming behind at number two, and Virtua Tennis 3 at number four.
Formula One Championship Edition, Ridge Racer 7, Virtua Fighter 5, and Genji: Days of the Blade also debuted on the top 40 chart at numbers seven, 11, 14 and 16, respectively.