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Sony: We Have 'Industry's Strongest Content Lineup'


Following the NPD data report for January, Sony has issued its statement, but the company did not provide hardware numbers (perhaps because they were beaten by Microsoft). Instead, the company decided to focus on its software momentum, noting that PS3 software sales were up 25% in January.

"January’s NPD numbers, reflecting a 25% increase in PS3 software sales, demonstrate continued momentum for the PlayStation ecosystem. As the only system with both stereoscopic 3D and precision motion controlled gaming, PlayStation is delivering a new era of immersive entertainment fueled by the industry’s strongest content lineup. Next week, with the arrival of one of the most anticipated titles of the year, Killzone 3, consumers’ expectations for exhilarating 3D graphics and fast-paced PlayStation Move action will be further elevated in living rooms around the world," said Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.

Analysts have been talking about 2011 as the "year of the PS3" thanks in part to Sony's impressive first-party lineup.

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So we won't get any HW numbers from Sony I guess...

Still waiting for Nintendo to say something.

In other words, from Sony...


"Our hardware was trounced."


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Darth Tigris said:
Carl2291 said:

So the 360 is actually only 20k overtracked after those recent adjustments?

Not bad

Not bad at all.  Within margin of error.  Considering NPD are still estimates as well, hopefully this brings an end to all of the ripping of the site's tracking estimates.

Of course if the PS3 is overtracked by more than 10%, does that mean we're going to have to endure 3 months of "just wait until shipment numbers"?  Please God no ...

You know that it's coming.

PS3 SW is up 25% YOY and I would assume 360 is up noticeably as well but overall SW is down 5%. Everything else must have done pretty poorly.

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Carl2291 said:

In other words, from Sony...


"Our hardware was trounced."


For darth...


Carl2291 said:

In other words, from Sony...


"Our hardware was trounced."


For darth...

LOL...looks like Kinect hit the sweet spot for consumer in the NA...yup...12 million by E3 looks more and more like a possibility.  One can only wonder at all the titles that will announce at E3 for it...

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Squilliam said:

Exactly my toughs for no WIi HW #'s.

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Prediction: No Zelda HD for Wii U, quietly moved to the succesor

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