3.8 Million PS3s Sold Over Holidays: A 76% Increase
How did the PlayStation 3 do this past holiday season? Pretty darn well, thank you.
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the PS3 has enjoyed the "most successful holiday season in the history" of the machine, as sales numbers showed a 76% year-over-year increase. During the five weeks following the last week of November 2009, Sony managed to sell 3.8 million units worldwide, thanks to the existence of the new and cheaper PS3 Slim model and several massive exclusive titles. SCEI also attributes this big surge to the influx of more PSN content; they add that there are now around 38 million registered Network accounts, which is a darn good sign. Software cited for the PS3's excellent holiday season were Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Assassin's Creed II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the Japanese release of Final Fantasy XIII. Looking forward into 2010, they unsurprisingly mention upcoming exclusives like God of War III, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5 and ModNation Racers, and SCEI promises to "vigorously enhance the network content and services, while tapping a wider audience through the introduction of a new Motion Controller." Oh, and don't forget about the advent of 3D gaming, which should make its presence felt this year.
All in all, we'd have to say these numbers are fairly impressive, and Sony likely had a very Happy New Year. They were aware of these stats before the press release went out, ya know.
1/6/2010 8:54:52 PM Ben Dutka