YoY PS3 sales nearly double in Q2, software rockets

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:11 GMT

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Sony’s announced second quarter financials, showing PS3 sales up to 2.43 million consoles for the period, up from 1.31 million in Q2 2007.

PSP sales have also risen, up to 3.18 million from 2.58 million.

PS2’s fortunes are continuing to slide, however, down from 3.28 million in last year’s second quarter to 2.50 million this year.

On the software front, 21.1 million pieces of PS3 software were sold in the quarter, up from 10.4 million last year.

The other PlayStation formats showed a grimmer outlook, however, with PSP game sales dropped from 12.6 million in 2007 to 11.8 million in this year’s Q2, and PS2 software sales plummeting from 38 million in the second quarter last year to 23.1 million this year.

Overall sales for Sony’s games division were up from ¥243.4 billion to ¥268.5 billion in the period.

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