In a statement issued last night, SCEA vice president Ian Jackson said 2008 was "pivotal" to the PlayStation brand and that PS3 had the "best software line-up in the industry".
"We've had a solid holiday season and have delivered consistent growth throughout this year," said Jackson. "Two thousand eight was a pivotal year for PlayStation with the best software line up in the industry, a dramatic expansion of PlayStation Network including the launches of the video delivery service and the beta of the PlayStation Home."
"Early internal data points to an increase of more than 130 percent of PS3 hardware sales for the holiday season--since Black Friday--and we're also seeing a growth of nearly 40 percent in total PS3 hardware sales for the calendar year.
"We remain confident this momentum will continue into the new year."
By Mike Bowden