For a moment, let's ignore the billions Sony has lost on the PS3 so far and focus on optimism for the future. GameStop executive vice president Tony Bartel notes that momentum for the console has maintained a solid sales pace following Sony's most recent price drop and hardware remodeling.

Bartel tells IndustryGamers that there was a natural surge after the initial announcement of the price drop months ago and that the retailer has seen "very strong" PS3 sales through October. He didn't reveal specific data, though, and we'll have to wait and see if his claims are reflected in the overall October hardware sales figures released by the NPD later this month.
When did you get your PS3?
Before the $299 price drop7086 (56.9%)
After the price drop1282 (10.3%)
Gonna get mine before 2010, I promise!1358 (10.9%)
What PS3?2736 (22.0%)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.