Sony claims October software victory

While Microsoft has claimed a notable victory in the US hardware market last month, Sony has highlighted the strength of PS3s software sales in its response to NPDs latest report.

The platform holder says it enjoyed an incredibly strong October” and that the PS3 was the only format to enjoy month-on-month software growth, with game sales up 50 per cent on September.

It also added that sales of PlayStation Move were up 15 per cent on the month before – though of course having only hit the market halfway through the month October offered lots of additional comparable sales time.

With next week’s launch of the industry’s most anticipated title, Gran Turismo 5, we’re sure to carry the momentum through the holidays,” SCEA’s senior director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold stated, as reported by VG247.

With the growing content and services options for PS3 and PlayStation Network including recently added Hulu Plus and NHL GameCenter, as well as the pending launch of Vudu on PS3, we’re constantly adding additional value to the hardware and consumers are responding.”

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