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NPD April 2010: Sony – PS3 sales up 37.2% for the year

Thursday, 13th May 2010 23:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony has responded to tonight’s NPD results from April, stating that PS3 continues to be “the only hardware console to see double digit growth”.

PS3 saw a year-over-year growth of 42.6 percent, and a 37.2 percent growth for the months leading into April.

God of War III came in at number five on the software chats for the company, and Super Street Fighter IV landed the ten spot on PS3, with total games sales on PS3 for the month making up 28 percent of sales.

“Having just surpassed nine consecutive months of year-over-year growth for PS3 hardware and a revenue increase of 32 percent for PS3 software since last April, we look at today’s earnings as a proof point to our business mode,” said CEO and president Jack Tretton in a statement.

“The continued momentum of our brand only further solidifies the value proposition we offer our consumers — we’re providing complete entertainment experiences so our consumers can enjoy what they want, how they want it.

“Later this year, [the brand] will grow to include ground-breaking new innovations such as 3D games and movies, and a whole new kind of motion controlled gaming. Consumers will have a lot of reasons to be entertained this year and we’re confident that PlayStation will be at the heart of bringing these new entertainment experiences to consumers.”

The full software figures are through here, and hardware results are through here.

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