PS3 sales soar 135% in July due to price drop

ps3 soarI think the best thing that could happen for Sony since their announcement of the PS3 price drop has happened. No, I’m not talking about a mysterious disappearance of all of their competitors by a secret alien organization but instead, PS3 sales have soared 135% in the past two weeks according to SCEA.

Total PlayStation hardware sales were up 161%, software up 15% and accessories up 60%. Compared to just last month, PS3 sales were only 21%; heck of a jump I’d say to 135%. I guess I’m safe to say but it must be good to be Sony right now. So the grand total of PS3 sales in North America is 98,469 units and with total sales of $393 million.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA, is pretty giddy as he said, "The new price on the 60 GB PS3, coupled with our very strong software showing from E3, is certainly paying dividends in terms of impressive sales across the board at retail. This jump in sales bodes very well for us heading into the fall as we launch an impressive arsenal of hardware and software, leading off with the new 80 GB PS3 in August along with the unveiling of highly anticipated games such as Lair and Warhawk. That will be followed by Heavenly Sword in September and six more exclusive first-party PS3 games in October, including Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction."

[Via GameDaily BIZ]


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