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PS3 growth outstrips rivals in US

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The good news keeps coming for Sony, with the latest figures from

NPD

showing that sales of the PS3 grew faster than any of its console rivals in North America in November.

The machine sold 466,000 units in the region in November, a 285 per cent increase on the month before. Mind you, sales of Sony's other machine were hardly slow either – the long-lasting PS2 sold 496,000 whilst the handheld PSP achieved 567,000 sales.

However, Nintendo's machines are still way ahead of Sony's performance. 981,000 Wii's sold in the period whilst a massive 1.53 million DS' were snapped up. Microsoft had a good month, too, with sales of 770,000 for its Xbox 360.

On the digital front, Sony now has over 1.8 million registered PSN users in the US, who between them have downloaded more than 34.5 million pieces of content. Globally there are now three million Sony network users, with 60 million pieces of content having been downloaded.

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