PS3 Enjoys Another Strong Month
PlayStation 3 sales spiked big time in September due to the long-awaited $100 price drop and the introduction of the new Slim model. But the question was, could it maintain that momentum through October and beyond?
Initial estimates from GameStop said the system had indeed had another great month (due in large part to the tremendous Uncharted 2: Among Thieves) and now, the report is that PS3 sales were up 70% in North America last month. According to MCVUK, the PS3 saw that 70% increase in a year-over-year comparison and on top of which, there were more downloads from the PSN than in any other month of the PS3's existence. To date, there have been 650 million content downloads and a total registered user number of 31 million. Said EEDAR's Jesse Divnich:
"Many believe a console race is a 100-meter dash, but it’s really a marathon. PS3’s growth in recent months is a perfect example of how a new low price along with upcoming innovative, exclusive titles such as MAG, Gran Turismo 5 and God of War III, will act as large catalysts for driving the PS3’s install base even higher. Add in the robust offerings on the PlayStation Network and there’s no doubt that PS3’s success will continue well throughout 2010, and beyond."
The holidays are here and it's time for consumers to start spending on gifts. And with the PlayStation 3 in such an enviable position, we'd like to think Sony will continue this push to the top, especially with all that exclusive software on the horizon. God of War III heads our most anticipated list; that's for damn sure.
11/19/2009 11:01:48 AM Ben Dutka