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Sony Says: "Welcome To The PlayStation Nation"

So the NPD numbers are in for September and thanks to that long-awaited price cut for the PlayStation 3 and the introduction of the newer, slimmer model, Sony's machine led the pack.

And with the likes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the PSP Go freshly releasing in October, Sony wants to drive the point home that there has never been a better time to be a member of "PlayStation Nation." We saw it in a press release e-mail and Jack Tretton repeated that release for everyone at the PlayStation Blog, and he makes a strong case for the brand he handles. The PS3 sold nearly a half-million units last month, he further mentions the impending 250GB PS3 Slim (set to release on November 3), and in addition to the aforementioned Naughty Dog gem, he reminds us that more is on the way in the forms of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, God of War III, MAG, ModNation Racers and - we'll add another one - Gran Turismo 5. The PSP go allowed "top retail partners" to experience a 300% lift in overall PSP hardware sales, and the PlayStation Network has been on fire lately; the month included the single largest number of downloads ever for a one-week period. And let's not forget about the God of War Collection, which is now slated to ship on November 17 and will bring with it a playable demo of GoWIII (the one that wowed the crowd at E3 this year).

Yes, it's tough to deny that Sony has the edge going into this holiday season and if you're not yet a PS3 or PSP owner, now is definitely the time to take the plunge.

10/19/2009 9:40:14 PM John Shepard

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