PS3 Sales Up 13% in April Despite PSN Breach

PS3 has been seeing "double digit growth," Sony says. Patrick Seybold, spokesman for SCEA, issued the following statement in reaction to today's NPD data report.

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donniebaseball3021d ago

Would be curious to have some real numbers, but I think the more interesting figure would be May PS3 sales actually.

Joni-Ice3021d ago ShowReplies(1)
DonnieDarko3021d ago

It'll be the may sales that will be badly affected by the psn outage

mynd3021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

Sales would be around 204300.
An increase of 23,500 ish.

Edit: LOL @ Disagrees, bring your own maths to the table then. Dont hide behind a button click.

gamingdroid3021d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

"PS3 hardware sales are up nearly 13%"

That is impressive, but 13% up of what? Month over month? Same month last year? Year over year?

edit: @Silly gameAr:

Ever heard of statistics lie? For instance, Easter this year is in *late* April which means it is expected that sales are increasing from last year's April (since last year's easter was very early April) i.e. more of the sales would occur in March. However, it wouldn't surprise me then if this year's March sales were lower than last years.

That means you can still have negative growth compared to last years april, but claim month-over-month growth!

You can skew the numbers (all the companies do that) so watch what they are saying with an attentive mind.

Silly gameAr3021d ago

Hey, people were expecting the PS3 to just stop selling all together. Growth is growth.

MaxXAttaxX3020d ago

You people care too much about stupid sh*t like this.

mynd3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

@gamingdriod, they said year on year.

gamingdroid3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

"NPD reported that the PlayStation 3 continues to see double-digit hardware growth. PS3 hardware sales are up nearly 13% and our PS3 software sales showed a 40% increase year-over-year."

Actually no, that is what I meant by misleading press releases.

It's saying only that PS3 is up 13% without referring to from what, and then saying that software showed a 40% increase year-on-year. NOT that BOTH of them are year-on-year....

It's like MS saying we have 25 million Xbox Live members that are active or Sony claiming 77 million active. Well, what is active? That they have an account?

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HolyOrangeCows3020d ago

"but I think the more interesting figure would be May PS3 sales actually"

Why? 3/4 weeks isn't enough to show the effects?

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Dart893021d ago (Edited 3021d ago )

Hmm maybe all the exclusives coming out this year are really helping Sony out,what am i saying of course they are.

Edit:Who let out the retarded disagree fairy??

Istanbull3021d ago

bb bbu bbut... ps3 dont salez, pz3 teh d00mzzz

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Killman3021d ago

We all know that this figure means nothing. I mean really...


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