165,000 PS3s sold in Britain

The PlayStation 3 has become the best-selling console in UK history by shifting 165,000 units over the launch weekend.

Official figures show PS3 has nearlybeaten both the Wii and the Xbox 360's launch figures combined. That's 105,000 for the Wii and an estimated 70,000 for the Xbox 360.

This means 55,000 consoles are still available of the UK's launch allocation of 220,000 units.

The news follows a particularly negative response to the launch from the mass media -a knee-jerk reaction to the fact the PS3 did not sell out and that launch events werepoorly attended.

March 27, 2007