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165,000 UK PS3s estimated sold

It's a record breakerrr.

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The votes have been counted, the phone lines are closed - and top shop watchers Chart-Track can now reveal that UK consumers bought an estimated 165,000 PlayStation 3 units in the first two days after the console went on sale.

That makes PS3 the fastest-selling home console in history, beating the Wii - which shifted 105,000 units during its launch weekend - and Xbox 360, with 70,000 sold. Microsoft and Nintendo struggled to meet demand for their consoles, leading to bare shelves, empty hands and wet cheeks across the land.

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