Thanks in no small part to a price drop and a new model, Microsoft's Xbox 360 scored a 260% sales increase in the United Kingdom from two weeks prior, according to ChartTrack (via MCV
). The Elite model was released in the territory August 24 for £299.99, while the Pro and Arcade models received price drops to £249.99 and £179.99, respectively. The momentum is also likely to be helped by a certain Covenant-crushing behemoth
set to deploy later this month.
Though Microsoft may be having its (VH1) Best Week Ever, Sony's PlayStation Portable had its worst
. ChartTrack is reporting the PSP had its worst week of sales since its launch September 1, 2005. Both SCEE and ChartTrack blame the sales drop-off on the impending launch of the PSP-2000
model, coming September 14 (sans ceramic white
) and believe the redesign will boost the PSP's sales.
Chart-Track did not provide specific numbers for either console's sales.Read
-- 260% sales jump for Xbox 360Read
-- SCEE looks forward after worst week ever for PSP