Just a week on from breaking console sales records in the UK, sales of the PS3 have plummeted by 82%. Now, while I would expect a marked drop-off after the initial flurry of sales activity from the eager beavers, I think an 82% fall-off is a bit on the high side.
Recently, it was all champagne as Sony claimed that it had flogged a very impressive 165,000 units in the UK in just two days. Chart Track has now confirmed the nosedive but it’s probably too early to write the PS3 off. Sony's not commenting.
Still, if you look at the sales of its top titles MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall of Man, they’ve dropped by an alarming 60% too. Add this to the PS3 being owned in both Japan and the US by Nintendo’s Wii and you’d have to say that Sony’s going to have to work very hard to make the PS3 the next console king.