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Sony: PS3 and PSP sales to rise “10-15%” globally in coming year

Thursday, 2nd April 2009 10:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA marketing boss John Koller has told VG247 that Sony expects both PS3 and PS3 sales to rise up to 15 percent on a global level in the coming year.

The company has yet to confirm complete hardware figures for its fiscal year – its fourth quarter ended in March – but said both consoles have seen record sales in the past 12 months.

“We’ve been very bullish on PSP,” said Koller. “We had our largest sales year ever last year, and we’d look to go about 10-15 percent north of that this year.

“It’s for a number of reasons, but primarily because of the entertainment packs and line-up of software that’s coming. The software line-up alone should drive a lot of hardware sales.”

Koller said the story for PS3′s current position was a similar one.

“For PS3 I’ll stay general as well, but we also had our best sales year for PS3 last year and we’ll look to go north of that by a similar percentage.

“That’s being driven by, in a lot of ways, by our first-party software line-up, which is outstanding, but there’s some third-party titles coming. The line-up’s very strong.”

The exec added: “What I mentioned there was North America-focused, but you could probably extrapolate that globally as well.”

Sony has yet to confirm when it’s to announce its final 2008 results, but news of upward-looking hardware sales will delight both fans and trade alike.

Sony showed rough figures for the third quarter, with game division sales for the Holiday season down 32 percent year-on-year.

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8 Comments

  1. Blerk

    They’re obviously taking into account that price cut that they’re absolutely not doing.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    He talks about consumers seeing the full PS3 package. I’ll do another story on that.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Cort

    Reordering of friends is not a new feature worthy of mention, Eric.

    And I want to watch the videos I have backed up to an external HDD *from* that external HDD, not have to restore them back to the PS3 first.

    I never expected everything Johnny Interwebs was rumouring for this update but I still think this is a very poor one. Why not wait until you have more?!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    (Psst. Wrong story…)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Retroid

    Unfortunately everyone else’s sales probably will, too.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. FeaturePreacher

    These words are certainly going to haunt Mr. Koller. At least it’s not as bad as crazy Kaz Hirai when he said Sony intentionally made the ps3 difficult to program for and that even though they were not market leaders based on numbers, they were still leaders of this generation.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Michael O'Connor

    At least one thing in that interview is true; the PS3 (and even the PSP) has a extremely strong line-up of exclusive titles for 2009, much more so than it’s had in the last few years.

    The rest? It’s all talk without some actual figures.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SERAPHEMZ

    And you would know more than him right Michael?

    #8 5 years ago

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