NPD Group reported Thursday that Xbox 360 and PS3 were virtually neck-and-neck on the hardware front (195,200 vs. 185,400, respectively), but Sony says those figures don't illustrate the entire hardware story.
The firm said total PlayStation hardware unit sales were 582,000, including PS3, PS2 and PSP. Year-to-date, Sony also said the PlayStation
SCEA CEO Jack Tretton said in a statement, "We had yet another strong month for PlayStation in August, which validates that consumers are indeed recognizing the long-term value that PS3 offers as both a gaming and home entertainment device.
Tretton then hyped up PS3's software lineup: "We're looking forward to a solid holiday season and are excited to offer a string of unmatched content to consumers in the coming months with LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, Resistance 2, and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift."