NPD March 2010: “Consumer demand remains incredibly high” for PS3 despite shortages, says Seybold

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 16 April 2010 00:54 GMT


SCEA’s senior director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold has said that despite recent shortages for PS3 in the US, demand for the console “remains incredibly high”.

Speaking in the company’s NPD response, however, Seybold said supply would still be running “tight” within “the next few months”.

“It’s no surprise, consumer demand remains incredibly high,” he said, “and PS3 supply will continue to be tight across our retail channels in the next few months.

Back at GDC last month, Seybold told VG247’s Stephany Nunneley that PS3 shortages would last “a bit longer”.

Seybold was also more than keen to point out its successes for the month of March, including 1.1 million copies of God of War III sold in the US alone.

“The huge appetite for PS3 content and gaming experiences has never been stronger as we continue to bring out great games like God of War III which was the #1 software sku in March with more than 1.1 million units sold in less than 3 weeks.”

The release of Final Fantasy XIII last month also has Sony celebrating, as the PS3 version sold nearly double of the Xbox 360 version.

PS3 sold 313k for the month of March, while PSP and PS2 sold 119k and 118k respectively.

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