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Analysis: PS3 Game Marketshare Sees Significant Jump

As part of his monthly look at NPD results, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews finds Sony's PlayStation 3 notably increasing its U.S. retail game share -- jumping from 25% of the market in March 2009 to an estimated 41% in March 2010, thanks to PS3 hardware turnaround and God Of War III.

With seven titles in the top 20 software list for March 2010, Sony's PlayStation 3 finally appears to be coming into its own. While its two key rivals, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii, have outsold Sony's flagship system for many months there is some evidence that PlayStation 3 software sales are accelerating.

Regrettably, the top 10 and top 20 software lists provided to us each month are an imperfect tool for analyzing software sales. As part of an extended analysis, we can reveal that Sony's PlayStation 3 had an increasing share of the top 50 titles in the first two months of 2010 and likely had an even bigger share in March.

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lociefer3103d ago

well wuddu expect when sony keeps releasing one perfect game after another

himdeel3103d ago

...because last time there was a shortage of this magnitude it was right before the slim was announced. My imagination leads me to believe that something very big is going to be announced soon on the software side and they're getting ready to build up their stockpile of PS3 hardware.

The only thing that I could think of is a 2010 GT5 release date during E3. Or dare I say it the end of the PS2 and release date for a PS2 emulator for PS3. There has to be a very planned reason for this shortage now to offset a much larger shortage later.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO3103d ago

If Sony stop supporting PS2, they somehow need to bring something to play the PS2 Games for PS3.

RageAgainstTheMShine3103d ago

and the revenue for being the first party developer of exclusive titles. From 25%-41% of the pie. The PS3 fortress' assault is relentless. Unlike PS2 DVDs, as the patent holder of Blu-ray Sony earns royalties from any single blu-ray disc that gets sold.
What Sony lacks in hardware numbers it makes on software. And like any successful it will always be driven by its games.