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Sony Blog: Industry Sales Climb, PS3 Sales Climb Too

Today, the much anticipated NPD numbers were released and Sony is very excited about how great July was for video games. If you didn't know, NPD is the organization that tracks sales of videogames in the U.S. According to NPD, the industry continues to boom with sales of $925.52 million dollars for the month of July – that's a 37% increase for the industry since this time last year.

From a PlayStation perspective, coming out of E3 Sony was really anticipating a good reaction to their new hardware pricing announced on July 9th, and they were obviously very pleased to see that PS3 sales increased with 159K units sold at retail for the month of July, which puts us up 61% over June numbers.

While they think a lot of that had to do with the new price, they also think there is a great deal of anticipation for the line up of games just around the corner, including Warhawk (Aug. 28), Lair (Sept. 4) and Heavenly Sword (Sept. 12). In fact, September should definitely be a big month for them when you add in the launch of the new slimmer, lighter PSP which will hit store shelves next month.

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Maddens Raiders3651d ago

for the Cadillac of consoles with NO GAMES. =P

INehalemEXI3651d ago (Edited 3651d ago )

ps3 1st year library > 360s 1st year library IMO.

Haze,UT3,Warhawk,Resistance,T ekken5dr,Virtua Fighter 5, Ninja Gaiden Sigma,Heavenly Sword,Oblivion,F.E.A.R, L.A.I.R,
R6 Vegas, Darkness,SCDA,Motorstorm,Stran glehold,Dirt,Skate,Elveon,Folk l ore,Conan,Jericho,Timeshift,si m psons,N4SPR,GH3,CoD4,BSA51,Mer c inaries 2,Assasins Creed,Army of Two,Half Life 2 Orange box, Kayne & Lynch,MoH, Airborne,Time crisis 4,Uncharted,SOCOM,Home,DMC4... .. oh ya backwards compatablility makes its library #1 in # of games playable on a console too...

That just what attracts my eyes in 07...Most of the goods coming 08 you know what it do.

larry0073651d ago

PS3 has beaten x360 in worldwide sales in JULY by 131 000 units
.2 - PS3 has beaten x360 in worldwide sales in JULY by 131 000 units
In JAPAN a total of 80 000 ps3s were sold last month

In JAPAN just 12 000 x360s were sold last month

In EU around 130 000 ps3s were sold last month
compared to just 50000 x360s

In NA the margin is 11000 + for x360

x360 total = 170 +50 +12 =232 000

ps3 total = 159+ 130 + 80 = 369 000

Therefore PS3 has beaten x360 by 131 000 units

source:- neogaf

BTW TOTAL numbers for consoles in JAPAN till date

These are the JAPAN numbers

Hardware - This Week | Last Week | YTD | LTD
1. NDS - 153,834 | 147,205 | 4,994,717 | 19,000,396
2. WII - 73,938 | 65,120 | 2,504,496 | 3,424,139
3. PSP - 33,715 | 32,147 | 1,321,381 | 5,853,510
4. PS3 - 21,720 | 21,321 | 627,461 | 1,085,019
5. PS2 - 15,240 | 12,545 | 516,655 | 20,671,514
6. 360 - 2,445 | 2,112 | 137,679 | 402,381
7. GBA - 654 | 520 | 44,645 | 15,342,724
8. NGC - 145 | 131 | 9,276 | 4,178,744

In USA 5.92 million x360s have been sold till date vs 1.609 million ps3 (CANADA NUMBERS excluded )

http://i142.photobucket.com...

BTW ps3 is beating x360 3:1 in EU and ps2 is beating it 4:1

here is the confirmation

http://www.next-gen.biz

CONCLUSION :- x360 is dead in JAPAN and EU