US PS3 sales surpass 360's in May
During the month of May, SCEA boasted a 22,106 unit sales lead in the US over its primary competitor, Microsoft. The PlayStation 3 sold a total of 208,709 units while the 360 moved a lesser 186,603 units.
“Leading into a pivotal season packed with blockbuster titles and unique online service offerings, consumers have chosen the PS3 as their home entertainment console of choice - showcased by its year-over-year sales growth of 155 percent," remarked Jack Tretton, President & CEO of SCEA. "Poised for continued momentum, PS3 is delivering on its breadth and depth of exclusive titles to its gaming fans with today's prized exclusive title launch of Metal Gear Solid 4. The media have hailed 2008 as the year of the PS3, and with solid sales and growth opportunities ahead, we feel consumers are saying the same."
For those looking for more in-depth figures, 1.26 million software units were sold for PS3 in May, representing a whopping 234% increase from May 2007. Meanwhile, PlayStation Portable continued to boast solid sales with 182,310 PSPs sold. Rounding up the pack, the PS2 moved 132,708 units last month. This marks over 42.2 million PS2s sold in the US to date, an absolutely unprecedented amount. Will the PS3 ever attain that figure? Only time will tell.