UK PS3 hardware sales jumped 138 per cent last week following the launch of the 'Super Slim' model on Friday.
The new 500GB variant accounted for 37 per cent of all PS3's sold last week, according to retail monitor GfK Chart-Track.
A 12GB version of the new PS3 is set to launch in the UK on October 12 for £185.
Sony's latest PS3 model is 20 per cent smaller and 25 per cent lighter than the previous one, PS3 Slim. If you're thinking of picking one up, you might want to check out our new PS3 review .