Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Sony proud of PSP, PS3 sales for January

Yesterday, we posted an article regarding the preliminary data on hardware sales gathered by the NPD Group. Accordingly, the Wii is leading the pack, followed closely by the Xbox 360, and the PS3 is not far behind as well. Despite that, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) reported that it's very pleased with all its consoles' performance.

SCEA even mentioned that January 2007 is in fact a record month for the PlayStation business. Hardware and software sales revenue for PS3, PSP, and PS2 in North America alone totalled US$ 550 million. SCEA added,

Although we still saw supply constraints at retail for PS3, we did sell a strong 243,554 according to NPD data. Tie ratios for PS3 have improved by 80% since launch and should continue to climb with the release of the much anticipated MotorStorm from SCEA and Virtua Fighter 5 from Sega.

Aside from the impressive showing by the console, SCEA pointed out as well that good things are headed towards PSP's way:

PSP had a very good January, with hardware sales up 20% year over year, selling 210,719. PSP is closing the gap on the leading competitor, off just over 10% in total sales for the month. PSP software sales should see a boost as well this month, with the release of the critically-acclaimed Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters.

Lastly, SCEA promised fans that it will shift its focus on marketing from here on, especially now that supply levels are stabilizing.

[Via GameDaily]

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