SCEA Jack Tretton Thanks You For "A Great 2009"
The NPD results have been good to the PlayStation 3 over the past few months and now, SCEA President and CEO, Jack Tretton, wishes to thank you for making 2009 a very progressive year for their flagship console.
In his "thank you" post over at the PlayStation Blog, Tretton cites the NPD's recent Top Global Markets report, where PlayStation "was the only company to see consumers in three territories (UK, US and Japan) spending 15% more on PS3 software in 2009 than they did in 2008." It's even more significant because this category overall experienced a 9% decline. He further reminds us of previously reported facts: the PS3 was the only console in the US to enjoy double-digit growth in previous quarter sales, December was a record-breaking month, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is closing in on 3 million copies sold worldwide. As we reported earlier, the sequel managed to top its predecessor in less than four months time, which is an impressive accomplishment. As for January statistics, the PS3 once again went on the rise, experiencing a 36% year-over-year sales increase and MAG has managed to break the half-million mark after being on the market for only a few weeks.
The PlayStation Network jumped big time in 2009 as well, and December marked a 155% increase in sales from December 2008. Tretton adds that over 40 million gamers are visiting the PSN for their extra content needs and he promises "an onslaught of new IP and blockbuster games just around the corner." Not surprisingly, he mentions Heavy Rain, God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII. Yeah, 2010 is shaping up to be another great year; just keep giving us the games and we'll all be happy. :)
2/11/2010 9:11:59 PM Ben Dutka