Sony celebrates year-to-date PS3 sales growth of 99%
- Posted August 15th, 2008 at 08:12 EDT by Michael Harradence
Speaking in light of The NPD Group’s latest hardware figures for July, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) CEO and President Jack Tretton has revealed that year-to-date hardware sales of the PlayStation 3 have grown by a total of 99 per cent.
The company’s flagship gaming console outsold Microsoft Corp’s Xbox 360 for yet another month in the U.S, clocking up sales of 224,900, with over 1.8 million PS3 units sold in the territory from January to July 2008.
“Our year-to-date sales growth of 99% for the PS3 reaffirms that consumers are indeed embracing PS3 as their entertainment hub-of-choice with its feature-rich offerings like Blu-ray and our recently announced video delivery service," said Tretton.
"With an unmatched software line-up that includes LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, Resistance 2 and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and the anticipated launch of our new 80GB PS3 model, we're confident in a strong second half of the year and look forward to quickly addressing any inventory shortages due to the transition."
For full coverage on the latest NPD hardware figures, see our earlier story here.