According to Enterbrain's weekly sales data
, Japanese consumers purchased 152,530 PlayStation 3 units last week, which represents a 7,350 percent increase from about 2,000 units
the previous week. This is the highest number of PS3 systems sold in a single week in Japan, ever
. Its launch week (which was, admittedly, two days long) garnered totals of 88,000 units.
We can't imagine
what happened last week to spur such sudden interest. Oh, right -- Play Face
. The inspiring
Play Face ad campaign is the only reasonable explanation for this sales boost.