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Sony responds to April 2012 NPD

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on 11 May 2012

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has offered its two cents on April 2012’s NPD report, highlighting growth for PlayStation Vita on the back of new software and social applications.

Once again the electronics giant opted not to divulge any sales figures for its products, though did issue a positive response to last month’s figures, which saw Microsoft once again take the hardware crown with Xbox 360.

Speaking in a statement issued today, SCEA’s Sr. Director of Corporate Communications, Dan Race, commented:

"According to the April NPD, the PlayStation ecosystem continues to grow with exclusive titles such as MLB12: The Show landing in the top 5 SKUs," said Dan Race, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.

"Digital-only software titles, including Journey for PS3 and Escape Plan for PS Vita, helped to further bolster growth. PS Vita is gaining momentum as major new software titles like Mortal Kombat and social applications, such as Skype, saw strong demand with consumers. With E3 around the corner, PlayStation remains laser focused on continuing to deliver the industry's best gaming experiences."

Sony revealed yesterday that PS Vita had sold 1.8 million units worldwide since its launch in December 2011, though did note that PS3, PS2 and PSP sales were down year-on-year.