Sony Blames April on Lack of Software

April was a rough month for Sony. Though the company saw a bump in PSP sales, Nintendo DS continues to curb stomp the portable PlayStation. More disappointing, however, must have been seeing PlayStation 3 decline in sales of almost 50,000 units between March and April. A high price point and lack of compelling exclusive software seem logical reasons to explain the drop, which Sony half agrees with.

"PS3 did see a dip in sales in April that we attribute mostly to a lack of new software in the market," said Dave Karraker, Sony Computer Entertainment America's Sr. Director of Corporate Communications, pointing to games like Heavenly Sword and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune as heavy hitters meant to spur sales in 2007. "We feel strongly that this robust library will help drive hardware sales in the upcoming months."

If April was tough, May looks bleaker. Karraker wouldn't speculate on sales, but outside of MLB 07: The Show's release at the end of April, there are no first-party releases coming to PS3 in May. In fact, there are only two May PS3 games period: Surf's Up and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Both are multi-platform releases.

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WilliamRLBaker4199d ago

One of the sole reasons behind bad ps3 sales outside of launch sales is no games available, This is not really a reason just for april sales since it can be attributed to all lagging ps3 sales outside of launch sales.

Maddens Raiders4199d ago

the PS2 is just silly. Seems to be an electronic Swiss Army Knife. SNE should make an external Blu-Ray drive for

XxZxX4199d ago

then if Big games like MSG4 came out and blu-ray required. Gamers will curse again.

Kyur4ThePain4199d ago

do you end up with more bubbles than Maddens?

XxZxX4199d ago

no idea man.. dont worry, my bubbles won't last long too :D

WilliamRLBaker4199d ago

bubbles dont last long here...

sak5004198d ago

Unless you're a sony fanbot then your bubbles will continue to increase the more you suck $ony's D!ck. look at deep.

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sajj3164199d ago

CHEAP = winner ... so you know content is not the issue.

BubblesDAVERAGE4199d ago

The wii sucks and if u like it how can u call yourself a gamer..the games are whack, the controller gets annoying and the graphics....I CANT SEE HOW U GUYS LIKE ps3 or 360..

N4GayFanturds4199d ago

If you analyze why the PS2 is selling sooo well then you'll understand why the Wii is selling good too (imo).

It's not becuase or ONLY because PS2 has the biggest library but the 'fun factor'. Consoles don't have to be technologically advanced or superior to be FUN.

Why do nostalgic games still sell so well?? FUN. Not for graphics. Not for innovations, etc. but FUN.

PS3 & 360 may have fun games but people are more interested in the technology of those systems and games moreso than the fun factor.

VirusE4199d ago (Edited 4199d ago )

If you are a gamer you play gamers so you wouldnt you play the wii as it is "a game machine". Miyamoto is a god in the industry anything he makes is gold, that makes it worth owing alone. People are willing to buy 600 dollar pc gfx card to play 1 or 2 games a year, i dont think pay 250 for 3 or 4 gamers a year is a bad deal if you love games. You should try looking less and playing more, then maybe you would get it.

kewlkat0074199d ago (Edited 4199d ago )

Agreed. bubble...for you

Keyser4199d ago

This is no surprise. They may want to save this article for May and June so they can reuse it. Until they release software that people want to purchase then they will always see these results.

The horizon is nice for the PS3 but they still have to wait till the Sun comes up and that won't be till the fall.

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