February NPD: 2009 “promises to be another record year for the PlayStation brand,” says Sony

Friday, 20th March 2009 20:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony’s responded to last nights NPD results via ever-reliable SCEA senior VP of marketing, Peter Dille.

“In February, we had a tremendous kickstart to what promises to be another record year for the PlayStation brand with the launch of mega blockbuster hit Killzone 2, which ranked in the top five with only two days of sales in February and has been garnering extraordinary reviews, and a noteworthy 92 Metacritic score,” he said, apparently without taking a breath.

“We have no doubt this game will deliver a next gen experience and will be responsible for driving hardware sales throughout the year.”

He went on about what to expect for the console in the coming year.

“Expect an onslaught of unmatched entertainment offerings to hit across our platforms, such as genre-leading PS3 titles like MLB’09: The Show and inFamous, and new content via the PlayStation Network like movies and TV shows from NBC Universal, and an unprecedented line-up of third and first party exclusives to hit the PSP”, he said.

“We have no doubt 2009 will be another year of continued momentum and we remain confident in delivering the best entertainment experience to our consumers.”

Just for reference, PS3 sold 276K units, PSS 99K, and PS2 131K units in February.




    What? no jab at Micro. How very civil of you SONY.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. deftangel

    Christ they’ll be going some to make it a record year…even with a dramatic turnaround following the price cut, whenever it is.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ShiroGamer

    “promises to be another record year”

    when was their 1st ?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    “when was their 1st?”

    Back in the days of our dearly departed friend, the PS2.

    #4 6 years ago

    Check last year. Worldwide sales.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. ShiroGamer

    oh the PS brand
    thought he meant the PS3

    i should seriously seriously spend more time reading before posting


    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner



    #7 6 years ago
  8. Michael O'Connor

    “Check last year. Worldwide sales.”

    PS3′s worldwide sales never out-beat the PS2′s record record sales, so no, there’s no record set there. At this point in the PS2′s life-cycle, it had sold at least twice what the PS3 has in the same length of time.

    There’s only so many people to go around. Both Microsoft and Sony are unfortunately the ones holding the smaller slices of the pie this time around, and Microsoft only marginally more so.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Michael: In terms of the whole PS brand, last year was indeed one of the best years they’ve ever had in terms of hardware sales.

    The only year with higher sales that I can see was 2004 when the PS1 and PS2 were selling at the same time.

    #9 6 years ago

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