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.