In The Land of the Rising Sun, Sony has a hit with the PS3 Slim. A really, really big one.
In it's three days on sale, the newly redesigned console sold 150,252 units. Not bad for a platform that was originally released in November 2006! What's more, this is the biggest weekly sales figures for a console. Because of shortage issues at launch, only* 88,000 PS3s were sold. (*only is a relative term here!)
Just think how the console could have done if launch conditions were more ideal.
According to Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, the PS3 (Slim and original) sold 150,832 combined from August 31 to September 6. The life-to-date sales for the PS3 in Japan are 3,431,964 units as of September 6.